Help us make an impact in the lives of inner city youth

Children in poverty are less likely to participate in extracurricular activities that encourage personal growth and interpersonal skills. These experiences are an important factor in advancing opportunities for children who are raised in adverse conditions.

For most children facing adverse conditions, participation in extra-curricular activities is severely limited by their economic situation. There is a positive correlation between extra curricular activities and grades.

Financially supporting Fight for Chicago enables at-risk children to develop the skills they need to overcome adversity and thrive.


The average cost to sponsor 1 child for 1 year is $1000. By clicking the donate button below you can make a difference.

Any contribution is welcome and helps us support our CHAMPS.

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor we would welcome your support. We have sponsorship packages available. Please contact us to learn more at

“The gym itself won’t take away your problems but it motivates you to work hard in everything you do”


36% of children in Chicago have parents who lack secure employment

(Source: Kids Count Data Center, 2016)

32% of children in Chicago live in high-poverty areas

(Source: Kids Count Data Center, 2016)

83% of children enrolled in Chicago Public Schools live in families that receive public aid or are eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches

(Source: Voices for Illinois Children, 2016)

In 2018, 83 shooting victims in Chicago were 16 or younger - 9 resulted in homicides

(Source: Chicago Tribune)

During the 2017-18 school year, 4.8% of Chicago Public Schools students were homeless or experience housing insecurity

(Source: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless)