The Patrick Boswell Courage Award
This award honors the memory of Patrick and provides financial support to foster “acts of courage” among middle school students. Students vote for an 8th-grade student who exemplifies positive, productive behavior. It takes courage to say no to guns and gangs and violence. It takes courage to be kind and empathetic to your peers. It takes courage to stand up to bullies and treat people the way you want to be treated. Positive behavior needs to be encouraged, commended and rewarded!
Patrick Lives On will pay up to $500 to the after school or summer camp program of the recipient’s choice.
Organizational Recipients- 2016-2020
Patrick Lives On is happy to sponsor non-profit organizations in the Chicagoland area that can help keep kids off the streets. The more kids we can help, the better! Organizations that have benefitted from this program include APath, Building Bosses, Emcee Skool, Girls In The Game, Englewood Cease Fire, Iroquois Community School, JDEF, Maine West Junior Warrior Football & Auto Club, Marwen, Merrit School of Music, Not Before My Parents, PoetTree, Powells Barber Shop, Quality of Life, Shameless, the Lattof YMCA, UBU - My Soul Cries Out, Youth of Englewood and Youth Tech Corps.
This program has been phased out effective 2020.