This past Wednesday (Sept. 4), Inspire Change advocate and Hip-Hop artist Rapsody, musician Vic Mensa, NFL legends, police officers from the 10th District and local Chicago community leaders led a mentoring program with participants of the BBF Family Services as a part of the Inspire Change initiative.

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70 Chicago teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 met with the artists, officers, safety Aeneas Williams, offensive tackle Orlando Pace, and defensive tackle John Randle to have a discussion, which shared life advice, provided details about their careers, while also providing tips about futures.

Additional mentors at the event included Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx, the Mayor’s wife/the First Lady of Chicago Amy Eshleman, NFL Chief Operating Officer Maryann Turcke and Illinois House of Representatives deputy majority leader Jehan Gordon Booth.


BBF Family Services is a human services organization that impacts the Chicago community across six service areas: Community Engagement, Education, Employment Services, Family Services, Health Equity, and Youth Services.

Images from the event are available below.

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