Kids Off The Block

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The Kids Off The Block memorial featuring hundreds of simple stone blocks, one for each child killed by violence in Chicago
The paving block stone markers to memorialize the children killed in Chicago, featuring the names, ages and dates of death of the kids
The paving block stone markers to memorialize the children killed in Chicago, featuring the names, ages and dates of death of the kids

Kids Off The Block (KOB) is a non-profit organization in Chicago's southside Roseland community with the mission: "To provide at-risk low income youth positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, truancy, violence and the juvenile justice system."[1]

Programs[edit]

KOB provides structured programs and events for youth including Tutoring/Mentoring, Drama, Music, Sports, Community Service, Local/Out of Town Travel, Job Readiness, GED Preparation, Health/Fitness and Nutrition, Cultural Arts.

The following organizations have partnered with Kids Off the Block:

The organization maintains a memorial to children killed by violence in Chicago (pictured).

History[edit]

Kids Off The Block was started by Diane Latiker ('Ms. Diane') in 2003. As of 2012, over 2,000 kids have been assisted by this program.

Diane Latiker was named one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year in 2011.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kids Off The Block, Inc. (KOB)". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  2. ^ "New hope for Chicago community 'plagued by violence'". CNN US. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 

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