BAPA Teen Service Corps Picks up Steam on Live TV – Guest speakers provide inspiration at meeting 

 The BAPA Teen Service Corps met on Sunday, November 12 with a full house of teens from across our community.  

This month’s meeting included two guest speakers offering insights on academic strategies and civic engagement.  

Amy Fitzgerald, a neighbor and the owner of Fitzgerald Prep, spoke on goal setting and student strategies that can afford test takers the highest results. Jahmal Cole, founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, shared his story of how he became an activist and what led him to start his non-profit.  

The full house had many questions for the presenters. 

The meeting concluded with the discussion of service project ideas and upcoming service opportunities. 

Our next meeting is Sunday, December 10 at noon at the BAPA office. Teens who have not signed up to join are welcome to attend. 

On another note, the BAPA Teen Service Corps was featured on WGN Daytime Chicago on Wednesday, November 18. BAPA Executive Director Mary Jo Viero and Teen Service Corps member Ryan Loehr spoke with Tonya Francisco and Amy Rutledge about the program.  

Everyone at BAPA is thrilled that the program is off to such a strong start.  


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