Save Our Youth Campaign

Save Our Youth Campaign

Young Lives Matter in Aurora, Illinois

The Save Our Youth Campaign is comprised of parents, students, educators, business, community, civic, and religious leaders
seeking to continue an ongoing dialogue and expand our action plan to better prevent and respond to youth concerns and violence.

Who’s Involved?

• Parents
Students
Concerned Citizens
Rev. Dr. Kevin Bedford, Chairman, Coalition for Better Education (CBE); Pastor, Progressive Baptist Church
William 'Bill' Catching, Supervisor, Aurora Township
Ronald Ford, Board Member, Kane County
Karina Garcia, Executive Director, Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Theodia Gillespie, President, Quad County Urban League, Inc. (QCUL)
Richard Irvin, Alderman - At - Large, City of Aurora; Founding Attorney; Richard C. Irvin & Associates
Sherman Jenkins, Publisher, Tell Me Something Good (TMSG); former Executive Director of the Aurora Economic Development Commission
Bishop Charles Phillips, President, Fox Valley Christian Ministerial Alliance
William 'Bill' Powell, Vice President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); former City of Aurora Chief of Police
Terrie Simmons, Chairman, Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce; External Affairs Manager, ComEd
Arthur Velasquez, President, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Aurora Council #5218
Varetta Yancey, President, DuPage NAACP