Events

Strides for Peace: Take a Stand Against Gun Violence



How Far will you Run for a Life? by GCYC's own Sound of the Future

Students Create Music to Push Back Against Gun Violence

A South Side recording studio is joining the push to stop gun violence in the city, and they’re doing so by making music. That music is being performed and recorded by young people, known as “Sound of the Future,” and they’re using their lyrics and beats to effect positive change in their communities. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci reports.

Source: Students Create Music to Push Back Against Gun Violence | NBC Chicago

by Sabrina Santucci, NBC5 Chicago

2017 Strides for Peace Run/Walk Event

Thank you to all who joined our team of runners in this year's Strides for Peace

This event was a rallying point to raise funds, friends and awareness about Gary Comer Youth Center & Comer Education Campus. We celebrated our mission alongside Strides for Peace and other participating organizations that are doing their part to reduce gun violence in our city. Family and friends enjoyed the pre/post-race celebrations in Grant Park with entertainment and snacks prepared by the GCYC Youth Culinary Team. 

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000. Register now and invite your friends and colleagues to participate with you.

100% of proceeds raised will directly support Gary Comer Youth Center academic and enrichment programming

Sponsorships & Donation Information

If you can't attend, consider sponsoring one adult runner for $35.00 or youth runner for $12.00. You can also make a general race donation to benefit programs at GCYC.