Weekend Warriors is a holistic intensive weekend program that aims to positively and vigorously engage strategically selected youth between the ages of 18-25 during the most volatile weekends of summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays.
Designed around IMAN’s integrated model, Weekend Warriors draws on the success of IMAN\’s Green Reentry program and is being conducted in partnership with City Colleges’ Richard J. Daley College. The program offers students quality college-level instruction, career services, behavioral health therapy, individual case management, artistic programming, select weekend excursions, transportation support, meals and weekly stipends.
Graduating students receive a basic certificate in Industrial Welding, nine college credits with the option of continuing a trajectory in college, career support by Daley Colleges’ Career Services department and job placement assistance.
Additionally, participants have access to all the support programs and services offered at IMAN (health center, community events, ceramic studio classes, etc) as well as those extended to registered students by Daley College.
This includes student life and wellness resources and access to advisors.