Video Career Focus: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers are Recommended for Graduating High School Students
STEM careers have become the "driving force" for the U.S. economy in recent years, therefore it is important that families encourage their children to pursue STEM educational opportunities to obtain the jobs of the future.
Website visitors can view YouTube STEM videos to see the importance of this field (view more).
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Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. We have information about college scholarships and contests through JLV College Counseling. Brief info about each scholarship is listed. Students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites for further details about eligibility and requirements (view scholarships).
Walt Whitman and the Soul Children Provides Outstanding Performance at the 49th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on Saturday, April 1, 2017
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Summarizes July 2017 Crime Statistics for Chicago Area
Chicago police have rolled out a number of new programs this year, with the intent on curbing crime numbers in the City of Chicago. Despite these efforts, more people were shot and killed during July 2017 than there were during the same month in 2016. Once again the South and West sides of Chicago bore the brunt of the these crimes.
ICDHR has started the Youth and Law Project, which is a program to open the lines of communication between law enforcemrnt and at-risk youth. Motorola Solutions Foundation provided grant funding for the project, and partners with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
There are catastrophic in the news and social media of youth, often unarmed, that are killed by the police. Most of these incidents occur due to lack of understanding between youth and law enforcement officials. Many youths do not understand or have been mentored in how to interact with the police, and how their interactions are interpreted. The target audience is to focus on those youth that have the greatest chances to interact with the police before an unfortunate incident occurs.
ICDHR and NOBLE are bringing at-risk youth and law enforcement officials together to discuss and demonstrate how interactions should occur. These interactions can also involve role play to demonstrate proper for both youth and law enforcement. The most important point is to do what the police tell you to do within your rights, and file any complaints after your encounter is over (download program pamphlet).
Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson provides his monthly summary of Chicago area crime statistics for July 2017 (see report and video).