AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, recently visited Triple Threat Mentoring, a local nonprofit that works to empower at-risk urban youth, to discuss the organization’s new programs and opportunities for children and young adults in Aurora.
“The future of our city is dependent on the well-being and success of our children, and the best way to guarantee that they have bright futures is to give them the ability to excel in activities they are passionate about,” Chapa LaVia said. “Triple Threat Mentoring does an amazing job of giving our area youth the opportunity to explore their passions and realize their self-worth.”
During their meeting, Triple Threat staff and Chapa LaVia spoke about the organization’s efforts to end the cycle of poverty in low-income areas and to engage urban youth in programs that allow them to find exciting new hobbies and develop important skill sets. Some of the programs offered by the organization include music lessons, college readiness, leadership classes and athletic camps. Chapa LaVia also had the opportunity to see Triple Threat’s urban ecology program known as The Farm.
“What the staff at Triple Threat are doing with The Farm program is innovative and educational,” Chapa LaVia said. “Teaching kids about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and providing them with smart food options is just one more example of how Triple Threat is helping our youth thrive.”