The Lyons Township High School Peaceable Schools Initiative (PSI) Club recently filled more than 100 holiday baskets for needy children at the Off the Streets Club, Chicago’s oldest boys and girls club.
All supplies -- baskets/buckets, toys, books, art supplies, snacks, and more– were donated by LTHS staff, students and community members. According to science teacher and PSI sponsor Carol Promisel, “The Off the Street Club children who came to pick up the baskets were so polite and grateful. It was very heart-warming to see the LT students interact with the children. There was an abundance of smiles and hugs.”
PSI Club creates a positive, comfortable, and supportive learning environment for all. Through improved conflict resolution and communication skills of students and staff alike, LT works together to improve the way conflict is handled in our school and community.
The Off the Street Club in West Garfield Park provides a safe, supportive environment where the neighborhood's 4- to 18-year-olds can do their homework or play computer games in the Learning Center; perform plays in the Performing Arts Center; dance, roller skate, sing, and play musical instruments; express themselves through arts and crafts and woodshop; and more.