CHA Youth Initiatives
Supporting CHA's Youngest Residents
Springboard hosts an annual back-to-school event in August at Brookfield Zoo for 400 CHA youth. This fun-filled day includes lunch, special animal encounters and a dolphin show, and culminates with receiving a new backpack filled with school supplies.
As part of CHA's Operation Warm event, Springboard sponsored the distribution of 12,000 brand new books to CHA youth through our partnership with First Book. A national nonprofit, First Book helps youth from under-resourced households build their personal reading library.