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The support group, together with Heartland Alliance, is fighting to eradicate the violence impacting Chicago communities through the Leadership and Peace Academy Program. The program is developing a core group of teen Peace Ambassadors who will develop the critical mass necessary to change the culture of violence that currently exists. In partnership with international human rights and sports institutions, this initiative is developing culturally competent teen Peace Ambassadors who can ensure that peaceful behaviors and a non-violent consciousness flow through every aspect of student, family and community life. The program will serve 6 Chicago Public High Schools, eventually reaching every student at those schools across the next four years. To ensure successful outcomes, our youth need a commitment from all of us to guarantee they are successful in their life journey as we create the leaders of tomorrow.

Peace Ambassador Program Objectives
To partner young people with teachers, school officials and community leaders to make a positive impact in their environment and to create peaceful schools and neighborhoods.  The Peace Ambassadors Program will build the confidence, cultural competence and peaceful conflict resolution skills of its participants.

The Support Group (TSG)is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving over 15,000 Chicago area at-risk youth every year since 1989. TSG is dedicated to providing youth with empowerment programs and services relevant to urban communities. The mission of The Support Groupis to execute programs which provide the best opportunities for youth to understand the importance of excelling academically and athletically. Emphasis is placed on academic success, test-taking skills,leadership, and character building. TSG establishes partnerships with businesses, community and faith-based organizations in an effort to provide ongoing support to youth through empowerment programs. Your financial investment positively impacts the lives of students in underserved communities. Download our Sponsorship Package below to find out how. LUNCH WITH A LEADER SPONSORSHIP PDF CHICAGO-LAND ALL-STAR CLASSIC WEEKEND SPONSORSHIP PDF



Sabiena Foster
TSG Chairman
Regional Manager
Central Region Communications

Stevon Grant
TSG Co-Chair
Occupation: Perfusionist
Title: Sr Perfusionist

Renell Perry
TSG Treasurer
President of RP Incorporated Marketing and Events

Veronica Jackson
TSG Board Secretary
High School Counselor ~ Hyde Park Academy

Sylvia Nelson Jordan
TSG Assistant Secretary
Manager, Academic Competitions
Chicago Public Schools

Ronald Carter Jr.
TSG Parliamentarian
Government Technical Consultant
President / Chief Operating Officer

Julian Green
Vice President, Communications and Community Affairs
Chicago Cubs

L. Michelle Wright-Collins
Occupation/Job Title: Asset Servicing Manager/Vice President
Position held on TSG Board: Member former chair

Dr. Renee Welch

Deborah Olivia Farmer
The Brown Farmer Gorup
President & CEO Communications Firm

Brian T. Nix 
Occupation: Law Office of Brian Nix and Harold Washington College Professor

TR/TSG Instructional Basketball Clinic & Tournament
This program stresses the importance of teamwork. It teaches youth to win modestly and lose graciously in a structured and disciplined environment. The program will offer opportunities to have the athletic ability of its participants while learning sportsmanship and on the court integrity.

We have assembled the best instructors and counselors to insure that the basic and advanced skills of basketball will be demonstrated effectively. NBA players, local business leaders and educational speakers will make appearances. They will stress the importance of maintaining healthy minds and bodies, educational and personal goals.

This year's Team Rose Basketball Camp is scheduled for July 31-August 2, 2017. Please note that this a three-day camp and all campers MUST ATTEND all three days. Registration opens on Thursday July 6, 2017.