Upcoming & Past Events
Michelle Obama Initiative
08/05/17 - Chicago News
"Edna's Restaurant lives on..."
Edna's Restaurant was a pillar family owned business on Chicago's West Side. The restaurant was led by Sam Mitchell Sr. and daughter Edna Lee Stewart for 44 years. They served several people through the years including Martin Luther King Jr. up to Senator Barack Obama. Two presidents dined at this establishment as well. However, the most important work done by this successful business was the committed service and outreach to the community, which garnered a street to be named after Edna and sits at Madison and Kedzie today.
We've added a component to the Scholarship Fund for 2018...Click yellow button to your left to View 2018 ELS Memorial Fund.
2017 Edna Lee Stewart Scholarship Ceremony
My Crown and Glory Workshop
In this self-care workshop girls learn the basics of hair, nail and skin care. The girls watch an informative hair care video and then practice hair care techniques such as braiding, using flat irons and styles. Manicure instructions are given along with materials to practice. During the skin care component, the girls give themselves facials with three different products and materials. This workshop provides a great way to learn how to love yourself.
Expand Your Horizons
PLAN4Success sponsored girls to attend the Expand Your Horizons stem workshop at the University of Chicago. The girls school provided a bus for transportation and the girls all had a fantastic time and really learned a lot of cool stuff. Teamwork makes the Dreamwork!!!
Taking Care of Business Workshop
Our "Taking Care of Business Workshop" includes sessions on Resume Writing, Dress for Success, and Interviewing 101. This workshop is open to high school students. They leave the workshop with an actual resume, hands on activities in how to dress for any occasion, and a practical interview with another adult. We love this workshop and so does everyone who attends.
One Stock One Future Workshop
"AAPL...NKE...DIS" Do you know what these letters mean? You can probably guess by looking at them. They are "stock ticker symbols" for a few companies that you know, Apple, Nike, and Disney. You probably have used their products or watched their movies. Do you know that you can OWN those companies? The kids took part in an exciting workshop called ONE STOCK ONE FUTURE where they learn about Money, Saving, Spending, and Stock Investing. At the end of the class, every kid in attendance became an OWNER of a company!
NSBE Sponsorship of 30 Parents & Students
PLAN4Success sponsored 30 parents and their children to attend the NSBE National Society of Black Engineer conference held at the University of Chicago. The youth ranged in the ages of fourth grade up to 11th grade. The kids had a chance to have interactive classes with industry leaders and on a variety of engineering topics.
Annual Bowling Fundraiser
Every year we hold an annual family friendly bowling fundraiser. Each year we grow in numbers and monetary donations. Bowling is a great way to come together and raise money for the worthy cause of PLAN4Success!
Annual Fitness Fundraiser
Every year we have some sort of Fitness Fundraiser. In our last fitness fundraiser we worked with Caprice O'Bryant and Excuse Free Fitness. We look forward to growing and incorporating a 5K at some point. Stayed tuned and check back on the website for our next "Fitness Fundraiser"...