PEP/Whitney Young Holiday Tournament

The Project Education Plus & Whitney Young Holiday Tournament is back for its 25th year! Click the link to see this year’s teams and schedule!

Chicago Elite Invitational

THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THIS YEAR’S CHICAGO ELITE INVITATIONAL! SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!

Near North Senior Bingo/ Thanksgiving

Our annual Thanksgiving Senior Bingo event was a huge hit! Click the link below to see all fun!

Chicago Police Department Gives PEP Neighborhood Award

Thank you to the 18th district Chicago Police Department for this amazing honor!

Mission Statement

We enlighten youth on how to take advantage of the educational, technological, and recreational outlets in society. We also assist disadvantaged families, children, and senior citizens of Chicago’s Cabrini-Near North, Lincoln Park, Old Town, West Town, Near West, and East Garfield Park communities.

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So much of what we do wouldn’t be possible without your help. Please consider donating to Project Education Plus today to help us continue supporting those that need it most!

Youth Programs

Chicago Demons Basketball

Peppeteers

SMART - After School Program

Photography Club

Elementary Programs

PEP Academy

Maryann Donlon Senior Citizens

Welcome to Project Education Plus

PEP’s founders conceived Project Education Plus in 1980. Seeing a need for a regimented, innovative program with stability, PEP began as eight-week youth summer enrichment and organized sports program. PEP quickly expanded to a year-round agency with additional programs for senior citizens in the community.

In the ‘90s, PEP redesigned its focus to include college preparation and mentoring. It added a computer lab complete with computers, Internet access, photography, and other tech hardware to hold organized technology classes for the community. PEP has morphed into an agency that provides expanded services with separate program activities for youth in Pre-school thru Grade 3; Grades 4-8; high school, college mentoring, young adults, and senior citizens seven days a week.

Within the last two years, PEP Academy was started for the youth who need to complete their high school requirements. PEP was recognized as one of the top programs in Chicago by the Chicago Sun-Times.