It costs $85,000

to incarcerate youth for a year


It costs less than $5,000

to redirect with Crushers Club for a year


90% of Crushers

Improve their academic performance


After being arrested 87% of juveniles



within three months


Roughly 90% of Crushers

are not rearrested after a year of programming


350 youth have joined Crushers

since 2013

I went from being a leader of a gang to a leader in boxing
— Crushers Member
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over 95 justice involved youth

have been engaged since 2015


100% of Crushers

feel better about themselves


Awards and Recognitions

  • Director’s Community Leadership Award- The highest recognition the FBI awards a civilian- March 2018

  • 2017 Woman of the Year award for Sally Hazelgrove from the Cook County

  • Recognition by the Midwestern Psychological Association for Sally Hazelgrove and Crushers board member Vanessa Tanka in a roundtable titled "Diverting Youth from Gand Activity: Effective Practices, Programs and Partnerships"- 2017

  • Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Magazine- 2015

  • Thrasher Award Recipient for Superior Accomplishments in Gang Prevention- 2015

  • Speaker at a 2014 American Justice Summit

  • Women in the World Summit at New York's Lincoln Center for the Perfomring Arts- 2014

  • Make it Better Philanthrophy Award- 2014

  • Pader Award for Social Impact- 2014

  • Project Impact of A Better Chicago - 2012