ITAV Chicago was established to give Chicago’s inner city youth an opportunity to break out of the bleak statistics that many of them fall into through building CONFIDENCE, WORK ETHIC, and SELF-VALUE. We have identified that hard work and discipline in the weight room is highly effective in this endeavor.
As such, our organization takes a two-pronged approach. First, we provide top quality weight rooms to underprivileged communities. Second and most importantly, we engage in ongoing physical training and mentorship for the youth.
While our efforts center on physical training education, the end result of our facilities and programs will provide lifelong benefits to students far beyond the physical realm.
Projects & Events
In conclusion of VILLAGE KIDS 2019, we are thrilled to announce that with the help of our generous sponsors, amazing donors, and everyone that attended our event, we reached our goal of raising $150,000 that will go towards new weight rooms in the city.
We COULD NOT do this without the leadership and support from everyone that is involved with ITAV Chicago. We THANK YOU for all that YOU do for all the people that will benefit from your help!
WE ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK:
The Cook Family
The Kelly, Kayden, & Zeiger Families
The McCallum Family
The Wunderlin Family
The Bell Family
The Lorenzen Family
The Bassoul Family
Curie High School
VILLAGE KIDS 2018 Raised $105,000 and fueled our renovation of Curie High School's weight room. 3,000+ students now have access to a premier facility to train their body and mind.
Corliss High School
VILLAGE KIDS 2019 launched a new beautiful weight room on the South Side of Chicago engaging students, faculty and staff to grow in more ways.
Chicago Jesuit Academy
ITAV is in the process of building out this great space on the West side, where kids are able to escape from outside concerns and continue to flourish and break the mold.
Board of Directors
Secretary (ITAV Chicago)
President & CEO, Jet Support Services, Inc.
President (ITAV Chicago)
Founder, ITAV Chicago & STRIVE Village
Managing Partner, Deloitte
Founding Partner, Summit Trail Advisors
Partner, Duggan Bertsch LLC