12 episodes

The CHAMPS are a group of young men involved in the Make It Happen program at Neighbors in Action. Make It Happen is a program that offers therapeutic services, advocacy, and mentorship to young men of color who have been impacted by violence. The CHAMPS (Community Healers And Mentors for Personal Success) are a group of peer mentors who are leaders within their communities. These are their stories. Neighbors in Action (formerly known as the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center) is a project of the Center for Court Innovation. Make It Happen is funded by the Office of Victims of Crime.

CHAMPS Podcast CHAMPS Podcast

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

The CHAMPS are a group of young men involved in the Make It Happen program at Neighbors in Action. Make It Happen is a program that offers therapeutic services, advocacy, and mentorship to young men of color who have been impacted by violence. The CHAMPS (Community Healers And Mentors for Personal Success) are a group of peer mentors who are leaders within their communities. These are their stories. Neighbors in Action (formerly known as the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center) is a project of the Center for Court Innovation. Make It Happen is funded by the Office of Victims of Crime.

    Season 2, Episode 5: Intergenerational Roundtable

    Season 2, Episode 5: Intergenerational Roundtable

    In this final episode of the second season of the CHAMPS podcast, MIH staff member Shawn Deverteuil facilitates an intergenerational conversation with CHAMPS Cash, Oladipo, and Jason, along with Save Our Streets Crown Heights Associate Director of Safety, Rahson Johnson; CCI Director of Practice, Kenton Kirby; and special guest Richard Smith, National Director of United for Healing Equity. In this conversation, our guests will share and reflect on their lived experiences with the CHAMPS, and also dive into topics such as violence, challenges men and young men of color have experienced, help-seeking, and more.

    (Note: This conversation took place in August, 2019)

    Thank you for listening to the second season of the CHAMPS podcast! Stay tuned for more stories from our participants in the future.

    • 44 min
    Season 2, Episode 4: Growth and Resilience

    Season 2, Episode 4: Growth and Resilience

    In this episode, MIH staff member Shawn Deverteuil talks with CHAMPS Kawhi, Oladipo, Jason, and Cash about growth and resilience, what that looks like to them, seeking and getting help, and more.

    (Note: This conversation took place in August, 2019)

    • 10 min
    Season 2, Episode 3: Manhood

    Season 2, Episode 3: Manhood

    In this episode, MIH staff member Shawn Deverteuil talks with CHAMPS Cash and Oladipo about manhood, what that looks like to them, sharing and expressing feelings, and more. 







    (Note: This conversation took place in August, 2019)

    • 15 min
    Season 2, Episode 2: Growing Up in Our Communities

    Season 2, Episode 2: Growing Up in Our Communities

    In this episode, MIH staff member Steve Dacey talks with CHAMPS Kawhi and Cash about their communities. They reflect on how it was growing up in their communities, its impact on them, conflicts, what they believe are some of the good things about where they live, and more.  







    (Note: This conversation took place in August, 2019)

    • 18 min
    Season 2, Episode 1: Healthy Relationships

    Season 2, Episode 1: Healthy Relationships

    In this episode, MIH staff member Steve Dacey talks with CHAMPS Jason and Browser about healthy relationships. They talk about what they see as healthy and not healthy, and the components of it.  







    (Note: This conversation took place in August, 2019)

    • 19 min
    Season 2, Episode 0: Intro to Season 2

    Season 2, Episode 0: Intro to Season 2

    Welcome to the second season of the CHAMPS Podcast! Over the next 5 episodes we are going to bring you the stories from our Make It Happen Community Healers And Mentors for Personal Success on topics such as relationships, living in their communities, and more. This year we closed out the CHAMPS Podcast with our own intergenerational discussion. These podcast episodes were recorded last summer of 2019 and we hope the topics discussed by our CHAMPS in this second season are those that many can relate to, and can continue to build on these conversations.







     

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

LP802 ,

Cutting through the clamor

We rarely hear the thoughtful voices of young men of color speaking on issues that impact them. The CHAMPS are wise beyond their years and this podcast is a much-needed breath of fresh air. They’re steering the conversation and I love listening to this! Can’t wait for more episodes.

Top Podcasts In Government