Junior Advocacy Program

Unique junior advocacy program for high school students in the west side of Chicago

Junior Advocacy is an empowerment program designed to develop youth through legal education, mental health counseling, and career development.  

The programs accomplish this through a series of legal workshops, guest speakers from various career fields, field trips, and mental health sessions. The program is also designed to help youth, ages 14-18 in the following areas:  

  •  Public Speaking 
  • Critical Thinking
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social-Emotional Development 
  • Team Building  
  • Leadership Skills

Junior Advocacy Program

As a youth pastor, I am concerned about our youth. Through my unique Junior Advocacy Program, we will see improvements in areas of civic responsibility and increased numbers of minorities working in and around the legal system. The goals of this program are to:

Junior Advocacy Program

There is a lot of mistrust between the police and citizens of our community. The police are there for our safety; they should be an institution that we respect. But unfortunately, we do hear about how some policemen disrespecting minorities. This must stop. The best way to do this is from the inside out. Through this program, I will educate and empower minority youth to bring their dreams of fixing our broken system to life.

The inaugural Junior Advocacy Program kicks off Summer 2022 Applications are available for youth ages 14 to 18 who live in or around the West Side. Request your application by contacting me, Kendra Spearman, online or by calling my Chicago law firm at 312-788-2602.