CHICAGO — Chicago police officer Jennifer Maddox has the prospect to win $one hundred,000 to profit her work empowering youngsters on the South Aspect if she will get the votes to win CNN’s “Hero of the Yr” honors.
Having grown up on the South Aspect, Maddox sees the world as rife with challenges, however says “we will’t arrest our means out of this.” Maddox’s after-faculty program Future Ties offers a free, protected area for greater than one hundred youngsters in grades Okay-5 to study, develop and succeed.
“Regulation enforcement wants the individuals locally to work with us to unravel a few of the grassroots points which are inflicting the violence,” Maddox advised CNN.
Maddox was chosen as one of many prime 10 “Heroes of 2017” by CNN. All 10 heroes can be highlighted on the community throughout a particular broadcast subsequent month, obtain free coaching, and get $10,000 for his or her group. However just one will probably be chosen because the “CNN Hero of the Yr” and win a further $one hundred,000 for his or her trigger, based mostly on the variety of votes they obtain on-line.
You possibly can vote as much as 10 occasions per day utilizing any (or all) of three strategies, together with visiting CNN’s web site and logging in by way of e-mail or Fb, or sending a message to the CNN Heroes Fb Web page. Voting is open by means of Wednesday, Dec. thirteen at 2 a.m. CT.
The opposite prime CNN Heroes features a barbecue grasp who feeds individuals in want, an amputee who created her personal help community, and a decided mom using dozens of developmentally challenged younger adults.