Big Brothers Big Sisters offering kids safer alternative to summer fun

Chicago Public Schools are officially out and kids all over the city are getting ready to enjoy their summers.

However, as Chicago children know too well with warmer weather comes violence.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the organizations attempting to break the cycle of summer violence by making friendships and mentorships that can last a lifetime.

The program pairs up adult volunteers and children ages 7 through 14 in communities across the country, including Chicago.

Kristine Brown, marketing manager for BBBS, joined Good Day Chicago along with Luke Gilpin, president of the leadership board and his "little brother," Jaquan, to talk about the organization and some of the activities they'll be getting into this summer.

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