CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA
PeacePlayers unites divided communities through the sport of basketball. In the U.S., historical divides driven by race and geography have created an inequitable society. PeacePlayers is working with our partners at Nike to develop a network of young leaders across the United States who come together across community divides and become catalysts in building a more peaceful and equitable society.
PeacePlayers Chicago is focusing work in the Roseland community, located on the south side of Chicago. Roseland is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods, with one of the highest crime and murder rate in the city. PeacePlayers is working to unite the Roseland community by providing a safe place for African-American and Hispanic American youth to play together and to develop them as leaders.
You can read more about one of our PeacePlayers Chicago youth leaders, Sarii, and how her experience of feeling supported by a group of peers in Chicago has inspired Sarii to become a role model to others.