The vision behind the Explorer Program is this: Many Chicago Public School students live in emotionally, physically and spiritually dangerous communities. With overpopulated classrooms, many students are unaware of the opportunities that await them if only they could take control of their own lives.
Through art, The Explorer Program provides high school students (primarily freshmen) from urban minority communities the opportunity to Explore, Be Inspired and Transform their lives. By bringing to life their creative and artistic abilities, The Explorer Program will introduce them to a world of possibilities and opportunities far outside their window.
Through the student’s creative outlet they are able to express themselves in a positive way, and, through these expressions they will gain control of their own destiny by controlling what happens at school, at home and in their communities.
All proceeds from the helmet auction will go directly to The Explorer Program to continue to fund their great work.