Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lawyers Lend-a-Hand My Hero Awards

Tomorrow is going to be a very busy day indeed! In addition to our Jimmy Biggs Memorial Golf Tournament, there is also the Sun-Times Judge Marovitz Lawyers Lend-a-Hand to Youth My Hero Awards Luncheon. Lawyers Lend-a-Hand is a wonderful example of how one type of profession (the legal profession) has taken it up on themselves to help at-risk youth succeed by honoring attorneys and judges who are tutors and mentors.

Lawyers Lend-a-Hand also gives out grants at the end of the year to tutoring and mentoring programs throughout the City of Chicago and the surrunding suburbs. Last year, $217,000 in grants were awarded to outstanding tutoring and mentoring programs including Cabrini Connections and Tutor/Mentor Connection. In fact, my role as the Tutor/Mentor Connection Research and Networking Coordinator is being funded by a very generous grant from Lawyers Lend-a-Hand, and for which I'm very grateful.

If you would like to support those in the legal community who have gone beyond the call of duty to help at-risk youth succeed, you can attend the My Hero Luncheon tomorrow, Thursday July 16th at the Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. Tickets to the luncheon are $75 per person. If you're unable to attend the luncheon but feel passionate about helping those in the legal community help kids, then I encourage you to donate to Lawyers Lend-a-Hand here.

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