Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club of Chicago

3400 S. Emerald, Chicago, IL 60616

Documentary Featuring Valentine Club Wins Emmy Award

November 27, 2012 03:47 PM
U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Anderson and the Emmy Award
"Reporting for Service with Bryan Anderson," a 2011 PBS documentary that aired last year and featured Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club recently won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest area for Outstanding Achievement for Human Interest Programming - Program/ Special/ Series/Feature/Segment.
The documentary featured U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Anderson, who journeyed through Chicago neighborhoods to explore how Chicago's citizens and community service organizations are improving lives every day through service.  As part of the project, Bryan visited the Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club and spoke to young people about the importance of service and the will to never give up despite the obstacles they may face.
He also accompanied the young Club members in a visit to Iron Street Farms, one of the Chicago's first "green" campuses to provide healthy/sustainable food, composting, and green community develoment.  Club members gave their time harvesting crops, pulling weeds, rotating compost and helping with other gardening projects.
"We are so proud to be associated with this project.  The entire experience of helping our community and meeting Bryan was truly an award-winning experience for our young people," said Club Directory Erin Rochford. "The Emmy is icing on the cake, and we are so thrilled for Bryan and the producers of this inspirational segment."
To view the entire documentary, click here.
To view the segment featuring the Louis L. Valentine Club, click here.
To view the original news story from October 2011 about the Club's involvement, click here.