a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization and a subsidiary of WM Development
What does BEST do?
BEST is an organization of youth that provide free services to the residents of Oak Park.
The B.E.S.T. Program
The B.E.S.T. program....
runs three-weeks, in the summer, serving Oak Parkresidents and teens, age 12-18. With college students asproject managers, the youth learn how to beautify their neighborhood through raking, cleaning, painting and simple building activities. During the six-hour-a-day-oasis, the youth benefit by earning stipends and in the afternoons learning valuable life skills. In addition, the neighbors and youth develop a mutual respect for each other.
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B.E.S.T. Youth with tools ready to work!
One of the greatest ways we can stop violence and crime in our communities is by exposing underserved youth to activities which will bolster their job experience, give them a sense of self-worth, and keep them off the streets.