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The CHAMPS are a group of young men involved in the Make It Happen program at Neighbors in Action. Make It Happen is a program that offers therapeutic services, advocacy, and mentorship to young men of color who have been impacted by violence. The CHAMPS (Community Healers And Mentors for Personal Success) are a group of peer mentors who are leaders within their communities. These are their stories. Neighbors in Action (formerly known as the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center) is a project of the Center for Court Innovation. Make It Happen is funded by the Office of Victims of Crime.
||CleanEpisode 4: Mistaken Identity||In the fourth episode, Make It Happen director Kenton Kirby contextualizes how mistaken identity can endanger the boys and young men of color served by the Make It Happen program. For the remainder of the episode,||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Stop and Frisk||In this third installment of The CHAMPS Podcast, Make It Happen staff member Shawn Deverteuil explains the stop, question, and search policy of the NYPD known colloquially as stop and frisk, and CHAMPS Na’Jee and Pablo share their experiences of being||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Stereotypes||In this episode, Make It Happen Director Kenton Kirby defines stereotypes, and CHAMPS Russell and Cleon discuss the way that they are personally affected by stereotyping as young men of color living under racism.||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Introduction||Welcome to the CHAMPS Podcast. Over the next five weeks, we are going to bring you our first season of stories from our Make It Happen Community Healers And Mentors for Personal Success on topics such as stereotypes, violence, and more.||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Cutting through the clamor
We rarely hear the thoughtful voices of young men of color speaking on issues that impact them. The CHAMPS are wise beyond their years and this podcast is a much-needed breath of fresh air. They’re steering the conversation and I love listening to this! Can’t wait for more episodes.