About Us

The CHAMPS are a group of young men involved in the Make It Happen program at Neighbors in Action. Make It Happen is a program that offers therapeutic services, advocacy, and mentorship to young men of color who have been impacted by violence. The CHAMPS (Community Healers And Mentors for Personal Success) are a group of peer mentors who are leaders within their communities. These are their stories.

Neighbors in Action is a project of the Center for Court Innovation. Make It Happen is a program funded by the Office of Victims of Crime. The program would like to thank Jahshua Smith for providing original music for the podcast, and Brittany Buongiorno for her incredible help in producing and editing the show.