Operates in the high school bringing achieving students together with at-risk students.Read More
Achieving 10th-11th graders from who completed the Peer Motivation Program are recruited and trained as Peer Mentors.Read More
Inspires young adults 18 to 35 years and adult volunteers over age 35, to “break the cycle of violence in the community.Read More
Since 1974, the Focus Life retreat process has been at the “heart” of Life Directions in its work with young adults “at risk;” ages 18-35. It encapsulates the Vision of Life Directions; “Peers inspiring peers through forgiving.”. The retreat process provides young adults and adults who care about them, the opportunity to look into their own lives and into the lives of those who are different than themselves..
My name is Arooba Chaudhry, and I am a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago majoring in Applied Psychology. I have been an intern at the Life Directions organization since January 2014. My experience has been very beneficial to me both personally and professionally. Since I began interning with the Peer Motivation program at Marshall Metropolitan High School, a CPS Turnaround School, I have learned to challenge students to be their best selves to meet the obstacles they face. The “turnaround” begins with each young person. I truly cherish the experience I am gaining from Life Directions. I also enjoy helping out at the office with anything that needs to get done. Life Directions is a very close-knit and caring organization, and I am very thankful for getting the opportunity to be a part of their staff. I know that the experience I am attaining will help me in my future pursuance of a career in Organizational Psychology.