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A Back of the Yards West Point Story

Sitting upright with perfect posture in his living room sofa chair, Back of the Yards College Prep (BOYCP) Senior Zorian Flowers described how, like many before him, a book helped shape and inspire his future.  Flowers, 17, was recently accepted into the prestigious United States Military Academy known as West Point.  He credits Battle Dress, […]

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An increase in applications raises questions about enrollment processes at Back of the Yards High School

*Updated for the web For Spanish scroll down (baja para leer el articulo en Español) It’s hard to miss the majestic new Back of the Yards High School towering along 47th Street. The high school has a beautiful facility with a pool, wide athletic fields, computer labs and a brand new library, aside from a […]

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CPS Releases New “Safe Passage” Routes, Residents Wonder about Students’ Safety

Before the new school year begins, some Back of the Yards families are still wondering what’s the safest route for their children to travel to and from school. Chicago public schools (CPS) recently announced the new “safe passage” routes for schools that will be welcoming students whose elementary schools were closed last June. For the […]