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Your donation, of whatever amount, will help us raise the money needed to move the Elite Game Changer School to a larger space where we can help even more young people.
Peoria Public Schools and the Elite Youth Program have joined forces to empower local teenagers for a prosperous future. At the core of this partnership is the W.I.N.N.I.N.G. program, an acronym denoting “What I Need Now In Ninth Grade,” which is designed to equip District 150 students who may face disadvantages with the skills and...
For nearly four years, the Elite Game Changers Safe School has been a beacon of hope for students who faced expulsion, suspension, and academic challenges. It has successfully transformed the lives of these young individuals by not only addressing their behavioral issues but also helping them improve their academic performance.  “Game changers” are people who’ve...
On February 24th, the Elite’s Peoria County Jail Re-entry program celebrated the graduation of it’s first class. Ten men spent six weeks building skills needed to find success outside of the jail walls. Their reward is a choice of a job with one of eight companies who have recently interviewed the men, or an education...
Carl Cannon recently retired from the Peoria Park District after serving his community for 21 years. Elite Community Outreach will continue as a nonprofit organization. Read more about the announcement here: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/carl-cannon-retires-from-park-district-elite-continues-as-nonprofit/
With both Elite and W.I.N.N.I.N.G., Cannon matches students with specially-trained “game changers,” people who often know firsthand the challenges of school, the dangers of gangs and the despair of incarceration… …game-changers continue to work with their students, monitor their progress, stay in touch with the families, develop relationships,” [Cannon] said. “They work with students not...
ELITE youth along with their Game Changers visit Sankoty Lakes in the Summer of 2021 to learn how to fly (and fish) like eagles! Check out the video below!
Governor Pritzker & Leader Gordon Booth discuss the work ELITE Youth Outreach is doing. See Carl Cannon comments @42 minutes into the press conference. Watch the video Here.
“Carl Cannon got the surprise of a lifetime as reality show host Mike Rowe threw a celebration and check presentation Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at the Noble Center in Peoria. Cannon received checks totaling $124,000 from the City of Peoria, charity organization Stand Together, and Mike Rowe’s Facebook show “Returning the Favor” to aid in...
Carl Cannon spoke with WMBD News about the ELITE Design program and the important role that “Street Fathers” play within the program. Carl said “Since January of 2018 there are 14 unsolved murders in the city of Peoria of young black men. A 4-year-old would be included in those unsolved murders. If we don’t do...
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