Gary Comer Youth Center

Michele Foods has developed a unique partnership with the Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC), a program that provides extracurricular education to youth on Chicago’s southside.  The program supports students from schools in the Grand Crossing neighborhood by giving them an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in running a business through a mentoring and job placement program. With Michele Foods the students are actively involved in marketing the syrup brands, creating social mediacontent & placement, recipe development for consumers, and shipping the products to the company’s online customers.  The partnership’s objective is to offer these students an open door to pursuing their dreams and expanding their opportunities.

About The Gary Comer Youth Center

The Gary Comer Youth Centeprovides a comprehensive approach to help young people in the Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago grow as individuals and succeed in college and beyond. GCYC guides students on their academic path with intensive support and counseling from middle school through college graduation. Knowing that the challenges facing youth do not end at school, our youth enrichment opportunities expand young people’s horizons through programs uniquely designed to take the entire person into account.