CHICAGO (WLS) -- A South Shore teenager is making Chicago Proud. Eva Lewis created "The I Project" in 2015 as a way to humanize young people affected by intersectionality. Through her organization, the Walter Payton College Prep senior hopes to give young students better educational opportunities. On May 20, 2017, "The I Project" is hosting a fundraising concert for Bouchet Elementary at the Stony Island Arts Bank. The "Education Emancipation" campaign aims to provide children in Chicago Public Schools elementary schools with equal funding. Through a concert, Go Fund Me, and partnerships with select organizations and corporations, Lewis hopes to raise $25,000 to fulfill Bouchet's goal of a 1:1 student to Chromebook ratio. Additionally, the school has no non-tutoring after-school programs, and students are in need of school supplies and uniforms. All money raised past the $25,000 initial goal, will be used for those efforts. Eva Lewis joined Eyewitness News to talk about the upcoming benefit concert and why it's important for her to give back.
Event: Education Emancipation: A Benefit Concert for Bouchet Elementary
Date: May 20, 2017
Hours: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Address: 6760 S. Stony Island Ave.
Admission/ Ticket Prices: $15 for students with highschool ID $25 for adults
You can donate and buy tickets at www.itstheiproject.com