PATRICK LIVES ON…is a group of loving and determined citizens taking a stand in support of the safety of all school-age children in the Chicagoland area.
Patrick Lives On provides financial assistance to junior high school students for extra-curricular activities enabling them to lead positive and productive paths in life.
The Patrick Boswell Courage Award has been established for Chicago Metro 8th graders to encourage and reward students who resist violence.
The Patrick Lives On message is distributed through the production of Public Service Announcements, Anti-Violence and Inspirational-themed Short-Films, and Charity Fundraising Events designed to drive community and corporate awareness.
PATRICK LIVES ON …stands by its motto “
Patrick Lives On . . . believes every child deserves an opportunity to live a positive and productive life.
We are committed to:
Establishing The PBCA throughout Chicagoland.
Raising funds to help Chicago are at-risk teens participate in positive and life-affirming activities.
Every $300 donation gives a child the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular activity of their choice.
BE STRONG.Use Words, Not Violence.
Patrick Lives On was established to honor Patrick Boswell, who lost his life to gun violence when he was only 14 years old simply for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Patrick Lives On educational films and public service announcements raise awareness about programs that can help break the cycle of violence, to keep our kids safe and engaged.
Patrick Lives On scholarship programs encourage children to engage in positive year-round activities to discover their passions and reduce the chance of them being lured into gangs and gun violence.
Why and how we are joining the fight to save lives
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