Kids Off The Block, a prominent community based youth organization in the Roseland Community of Chicago, IL, has ignited a passion across the city in response to an epidemic of youth violence that has claimed the lives of our children in the past year. We are embarking on our greatest challenge yet, the launching of our Citywide Campaign called “Save A Teen / Do Something”. This new Youth Anti-Violence Crime Prevention Campaign will develop sustainable processes and relationships that will address the violence, and social conditions that face youth in Chicago and across this nation. Youth (especially high school age youth) who choose to advocate in an organized body, must also receive social support that can be leveraged into opportunities to overcome their circumstances. We will build a Coalition to save our teens and provide them the resources to change their lives “literally”, and combat violence on a citywide level. To break the cycle of youth violence in 2008 we must form a coalition consisting of caring adults; city officials, law enforcement, community leaders, religious leaders, politicians and parents.