Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Teen Fridays!

Teen Fridays at LOS!
6:00- 7:30PM
Join us for...
Team building excerises
Movie Night
Book Club
Writing Club
On-going registrations all Summer long!
Contact us at...

Youth enjoy a bit of roll playing.

Stand up and be heard--Stop Bullying

LOS presented a workshop on Bullying to 64 youth at Queen of Angels on Sunday, May 19. The presentation, led by youth volunteers, addressed the issue of bullying and how it affects our young people.

According to bullying statistics 200 million children all over the world are being bullied and not only at school.  And Cyberbullying has become another increasing concern.

How can we stop bullying?

STAND UP & BE HEARD-Be More than a Bystander!

Check out what you can do to stop bullying at

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

LOS Youth Storm the Capitol

Democracy in action!

LOS youth, together with other affiliates of the Chicago Area Project (CAP), took the Capitol by storm, all with one message...

"What about us?"

The event started with a rally at the State House Inn in Springfield where over 200 youth came together to share their stories of living in areas of violence and finding hope in youth programs across the state.

Many voices were heard throughout the day...

"...own your future."

"...Give voice to what you want."

"Make sure we (youth) are a priority."

"Youth are making a difference in our community."

"It is not over."

Two of LOS' very own spoke about their experiences in living the war against violence, and surviving. One clear message spread throughout the event...

Youth can make a difference.
They can influence their friends and their communities to build better, safer neighborhoods.
And they were ready to demand the resources to do just that.

with State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez

with State Senator Martin Sandoval
at the steps of the Capitol
Our youth deserve to live without fear...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Day March For Immigration Reform

LOS Participated in the May Day March
For Immigrant rights
At Federal Plaza, Chicago
This effort hopes to spark movement
in immigration reform