Youth Guidance’s Programs
BAM (Becoming a Man) and WOW (Working on Womanhood)

In his letter to the White community of Birmingham Dr. King declares that now is the time for action against social, legal, economic, and personal racism, both intended and unintended. Almost 60 years after that speech we will discuss the challenges still faced by the youth in the African-American community and what we can do. Through the participation of one of our benevolent organizations, Youth Guidance, and members of our church involved in the organization we will discuss how we can work to help repair issues in our community. Please join us on Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. to learn how BAM and WOW have supported their students.

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Michele Cruz, LCPC

Michele joined the Youth Guidance family in 2016 as a WOW counselor before becoming the Alumni Engagement Manager where she works with the entire community of the organization. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College and her M.A. in counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

DeKevious M. Wilson, M.S.

Raised in West Helena, Arkansas, with a loving family and grandparents, DeKevious never imagined what opportunities awaited him until he moved to Chicago, Illinois. He went on to graduate from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in African/African American Studies and Theater. He received his master’s degree in Higher Education and Counseling. He is now Regional Manager with the “Becoming A Man” program (BAM) in Chicago.