YOur journey to impact starts here! Our events are gateways to not only supporting children and youth in need but also to joining a community dedicated to positive change. Check out our latest events and see how you can contribute to a child's brighter future.

Trauma Informed Awareness Day 2024

trauma informed awareness day is a day to celebrate overcoming adversity, community resilience, and trauma-informed care. Join us to learn from the experiences and creative expressions of Chicagoland youth. Together, we can elevate youth voices and inspire change!


2024 Awards

Celebrating local changemakers. Bright Promises Annual Awards honor those making a difference in the lives of children and youth throughout Chicagoland.
sAve the date - Bright Promises 2024 Awards, Wednesday Oct. 23, 6:00-900pm

submit a nomination for Bright Promises 2024 Awards! Deadline to nominate: June 21


UPCOMING WEBINAR - Bright Promises presents a variety of free, educational webinars where leading experts offer strategies, tips, and suggestions for addressing the most urgent, unmet needs of Chicagoland children and youth. Click below to watch our most recent webinar and browse past webinars.

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Image courtesy Girls Inc. of Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities

get involved. Bright Promises offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that offer you a chance to help the children and youth we serve. From hands-on experiences to skill-based projects, there are so many ways you can give back. Click the button below to learn more.

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Building relationships and listening to the needs and aspirations of young people is crucial. By creating opportunities for young people, we can empower them to reach their full potential, breaking cycles of poverty and inequality.

Destine Phillips – 2023 Awards Honoree