South Side youth center benefits community with Soul Food Saturday


Greater Grand Crossing community gathers for a meal to feed the soul

Where it’s not just about eating physical food, it’s about being nourished mentally and spiritually as well

—Vondale Singleton

As community members in Greater Grand Crossing gathered for a meal to feed the soul, organizer Vondale Singleton has grown his non-profit CHAMPS into a force for good.

The mission of the C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program is to educate, empower, and expose African-American and Latino young men beyond the four walls of the school in order to help them to achieve their dreams and goals.

C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program envisions a safe environment for every young man by developing their mindsets through culturally relevant conversations and interactions that will help them develop the skills and habits necessary to navigate life in a positive and productive way.