When a child is killed by gun violence it’s heard everywhere. Our ministry works with children to prevent them from getting involved in gangs to start with by giving them the tools they need to become strong adults socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually. The community we serve is represented by under-privileged neighborhoods confronted with tough issues such as having a gang presence, increased criminal activity or other negative influences. Being a Christian organization, Higher Up believes in the power of prayer. Young teenage age boys and girls need to learn the teachings of Jesus Christ and how he can empower us to become who we are called to be by the Lord. Over twenty years of serving the Boxwood Community in Mount Prospect Illinois, we have seen lives strengthened and positive changes happen in this tough neighborhood.