Published in the Spring 2010 issue of SSA Magazine

Paul Robeson High School, 6835 South Normal Boulevard

This fall, the University of Chicago Crime Lab funded Becoming A Man (BAM), a youth intervention program operated by local nonprofits Youth Guidance and World Sport Chicago. The program is now working with male students in 15 Chicago public schools, including Robeson, to address the problem of youth violence. Jens Ludwig and Harold Pollack, both professors at SSA, are co-directors of the Crime Lab's inter-community effort, leveraging research power across the University to help determine which programs work.