EXPERIENCING ABUNDANT LIFE

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.

Sariyah
Eleventh Grade—Austin

Sariyah started at By The Hand Club when she was just a first grader. Now, as a successful high school student, she’s confident in her plans for her future. She’s thankful to be a part of By The Hand. “I love being here. I love learning more about God.”

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Ashtyn
Fifth Grade—Moving Everest

Ashtyn may only be in fifth grade, but he’s already acquiring tools that will propel him into a successful life. Ashtyn meets with Social Emotional Learning Specialist, Daniel Bell, where he’s scaffolding new skills, starting with increasing his own self-awareness.

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Sofia
Fourth Grade—North Austin

Fourth-grade Sofia didn’t know much about God before starting at By The Hand. She questioned if He was real and felt indifferent about including Him into her life. But once she began attending By The Hand—North Austin, her heart shifted.

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Luis
Kindergarten—North Austin

This mighty young boy is extraordinary and his growth in Lexia is already impressing his teachers.

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STORIES OF HOPE

Our students are the future—of Chicago and the rest of the world! Learn how they’re flourishing—mind, body, soul.

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Josiah
Fourth Grade—Moving Everest

Josiah had incredible growth in Lexia this past year. As a second grader, he started off reading at the first-grade level—but grew to finish the year reading at the fifth-grade level!

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Jackie
Fourth Grade—North Austin

Jackie, a rising fourth grader from North Austin, only recently started attending By The Hand Club, where she was introduced to God for the very first time.

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Ra’Shad
Ninth Grade—Englewood

Ra’Shad is a standout student. But that wasn’t always the case. In grade school, Ra’Shad didn’t always see the point of trying.

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Alena
Tenth Grade—Austin

Alena, a tenth grader from Austin, brings the joy wherever she goes. “I want to be inspiring. I want to spread love. I want to lift those around me. And I want people to see more for themselves.”

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DeAndre
Seventh Grade—Moving Everest

“Mr. Michael always reminds me, ‘You are good. You have a good heart.’”

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Djeneba
Graduate—Austin

“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
Graduate—Austin

Jermisha was destined to be a successful student.

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Succeeding—Mind, Body, Soul

2022-’23

Highlights From Most Recent School Year

76%

76% of High School Graduates Started College

100%

100% of Students Received Daily Nutritious Meals

87%

87% of Students Professed Faith in Jesus

With your help

By The Hand has served over 5,000 students like James since 2001, when we began with 16 kids from Cabrini-Green. Together, we are loving and nurturing each child—mind, body and soul.

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Students receive life-changing holistic care at By The Hand because generous friends like you cover the cost on their behalf. When you invest in them—mind, body and soul—they thrive!

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