By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Marijuana sales are helping fund nearly two dozen antiviolence programs in Chicago this summer.

Twenty-one groups have received a total of $3.5 million.

The money will be used by these groups to offer safe spaces and positive outlets for kids.

Keep Loving Each Other, which includes the After School Matters Program, received $300,000. Boxing Out Negativity in North Lawndale received $194,000. And the South Shore Drill Team and Performing Arts Ensemble received $71,000.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff