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Better Boys Foundation

  • Better Boys Foundation
  • 1512 S Pulaski Rd
  • Chicago, IL 60632
  • (773) 542-7300
  • 1961
  • Samantha Friar
  • Education & Employment Services Manager
  • (773) 542-7303

Program Description

The mission of BBF Family Services is to enrich and improve the quality of life for North Lawndale youth and their families by providing safe, stable, and nurturing experiences that enhance social, emotional, academic, and career development.

BBF Family Services envisions a thriving, self-sustaining community where empowered children and families have access to all opportunities. In pursuit of his vision, we provide coordinated programs and services that combat poverty, low educational attainment, chronic disease, criminal activity, and trauma in all age groups.

BBF Family Services contains six program and services areas: Community Engagement, Education, Employment Services, Family Services, Health & wellness, and youth Services. Please explore the site to learn more about our organization's history, facility, programs, and the many individuals who make its work possible.

Success Stories

Jasabella Clark is a current participant of BBF Family Services, in which she has been a member of the BBF hip hop apprenticeship initiative. Jasabella continues to exhibit her remarkable leadership and organizational skills through her academics, in which she currently maintains a 3.6 GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT and a 1250 on the SAT. Jasabella is a Chicago Scholars participant, a Posse Scholar candidate, and a Coca Cola scholarship candidate. Jasabella is presently applying for Spelman College, UIC, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Howard University

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • African American: 99%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 60
  • Middle School: 30
  • Elementary School: 75
  • Post-secondary: 23
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 70%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 70%