Kids | By The Hand Club For Kids - Part 2

Our kids are fueled by the Power of One. You can be the One to make a difference.


With God’s transforming power and the many people who come alongside our kids at different times in different ways, our kids are making tremendous strides. They are succeeding in school—and life. We invite you to take a moment to listen to our students tell their stories in their own words. Their words are better than ours.

Chakola’s Transformation

Jamarion’s Journey

Sam and Azariah’s Story


“When it came to schoolwork, yes, they helped me improve my grades, but more than that, they helped me want it for myself.”

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Jermisha was destined to be a successful student.

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Seventh Grade—Cabrini-Green

By The Hand was the first place Anias learned about Jesus.

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Twelfth Grade—Altgeld-Murray

Mykiara joined By The Hand as an 8th grader. Now, a senior from Altgeld, she is looking forward to her future.

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Seventh Grade—Altgeld-Murray

Lashawn, a seventh-grader at the Altgeld site, is thankful for the leaders at By The Hand Club. He says, “Ms. Anissa encouraged me to get involved with choir.

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Fourth Grade—Moving Everest

Coby, a fourth grader from Moving Everest, is a mighty young man with a big heart.

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Sixth Grade—Moving Everest

When Dame’nique started at By The Hand, she remembers, “I was so shy and didn’t really talk to anyone.”

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Eighth Grade—Cabrini-Green

Lyla loves By The Hand. It has provided her a safe place to avoid the violence of her neighborhood.

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Fifth Grade—Moving Everest

When M‘Kyla Harris started with By The Hand in the first grade, she has never heard of God’s love for her. M‘Kyla’s love for God began to grow when she was first exposed to chapel services, held every Thursday (which she now claims as her favorite day of the week).

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