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.

Anias
Seventh Grade—Cabrini-Green

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

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Mykiara
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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Lashawn
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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Coby
Fourth Grade—Moving Everest

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

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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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Dame’nique
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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Lyla
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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M’Kyla
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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Ta’Liya
Third Grade—Moving Everest

When Ta’Liya first started with By The Hand, she was withdrawn and shy. She rarely smiled. Sadly, Ta’Liya’s demeanor affected her ability to participate in the classroom and engage with her peers.

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Pierre
Second Grade—Moving Everest

Children express a wide array of emotions as they discover and respond to the world around them. Some of our children have difficulty processing those emotions. That’s what we saw with Pierre.

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D’Mario
Seventh Grade—Austin

D’Mario was in fourth grade when he started with By The Hand Club For Kids. We were impressed with his grades—he was earning all As, Bs, and Cs!

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Keith
Tenth Grade—Austin

Keith who is currently a sophomore in high school received the chance to be a part of the inaugural cohort of Austin Harvest – a youth-led open-air fresh market that provides produce to the Austin neighborhood and is committed to growing the community through fresh food.

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Succeeding—Mind, Body, Soul

2020-’21

Highlights From Most Recent School Year

67%

67% of High School Graduates Enrolled in College

100%

100% of Students Received Daily Warm and Nutritious Meals

78%

78% 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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