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The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601
312-462-6300
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http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/events/south-shore-drill-team.html

Quotes & Highlights

“The South Shore Drill Team is one of the most influential youth organizations in the City of Chicago.” —Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago

Description

The South Shore Drill Team & Performing Arts Ensemble was established in 1980 by former Chicago Public School teacher, Arthur Robertson with only 4 members (Curtis Davis, Randall Robertson, Kevin Ray, and Darrell Jones). Today the organization has a membership count of 300+, ranging from ages 9-21. The team sees 99.5% of its high school students graduate, and nearly all go to college or technical school, breaking a cycle of poverty. The group was designed as an alternative to gang activity, high school drop outs, and teen pregnancy. The group offers young people an opportunity to develop self-esteem, self-discipline, goals for their future, and a chance to travel.

Today the South Shore Drill Team has achieved far more than what Mr. Robertson could ever imagine. To date the team has won countless awards for their unique style of drills and continues to win top honors at parades and special events.