Mr. Walter Whitman developed this world class performance group with a single-minded purpose: to utilize music as the motivator and catalyst to inspire young people throughout the world to have faith in themselves, each other and God. To this day, The Soul Children of Chicago continue to serve the community as a non-denominational, non-profit educational organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of our youth.
The objective of The Soul Children of Chicago is to:
EDUCATE THE MINDS,
ELEVATE THE SPIRITS AND
ILLUMINATE THE SOULS OF OUR YOUTH
Today's youth face a world wrought with violence, drugs, teen pregnancy and poverty. High school graduation rates are dropping, while teen pregnancy rates are increasing. A staggering one in four women get pregnant before they are 20 years old. Today, a child is more likely to come from a single parent home than to go on to graduate college-and more likely to go to jail than to graduate school. It is no wonder that suicide has become the third leading cause of death in 15-24 years olds in America. Mr. Walter Whitman and The Soul Children of Chicago are dedicated to encouraging our youth and providing hope and inspiration in a world filled with challenges and despair.