Joe Emmerich has devoted 50 years of his life to improving the lives of underprivileged children in his hometown of Prince George's County, Maryland. He's impacted the lives of generations of children through his foundation - The Chillum Youth Project
"Watching a young person succeed and reach their potential is the most rewarding part of what I do."
Check out the video above to learn more about how Joe is improving lives.
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Chillum Youth Project
Created in 1967, Chillum Youth Project, a 501(c)3 educational charity was founded by Joseph Emmerich to address the needs of young at-risk children of low-income families along the Maryland/District of Colombia border, including Chillum/New Hampshire and Langley Park area.
The program is designed to help these kids succeed in school and stay off the streets away from trouble. Based upon the director’s prior experience in law enforcement and education, he realized that many of the troubled youth he encountered could have been saved from the streets and criminal activity if they had received enlightenment and guidance at a young age.
Over the years, they have helped several thousands of young people stay on the right path and encouraged them to remain in school. About 85% of their alumni graduated high school and many have gone on to college and successful careers. For the most part, instruction takes place through the use of a mobile classroom bus. Boredom is replaced by experiencing a whole new outside world that helps them develop new ideas and goals for a brighter future.
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