Dear Leo High School Community;
We have watched our school grow in both enrollment and community support over the past year. Our history and new endeavors have been showcased on ABC, CBS, NBC and WGN television networks as well as the Chicago Tribune, DNAinfo, and the Daily South Town have issued articles on the work that we are doing here at Leo. This news coverage does not compare to the attention, both locally and nationally, that the violence in our communities receives. From federal investigations to several tweets from the President of the United States, we seem to be essentialized by the acts of a few individuals.
Our young men enter the storied halls of Leo every day. They defy the odds in both athletics and academics, competing at major colleges and universities across the country. We also compete in the IHSA and Chicago Catholic League, sometimes against schools three and four times our size. Unfortunately, this never gets mentioned on Twitter. In an effort to present a counter-narrative to the stories about blood being spilled on the South Side of Chicago, the young men of Leo Catholic High School have partnered with Heartland Blood Centers to host our own Blood Drive. It is time to show that there are young men, socially conscious, learned, and non-violent young men on the South Side of Chicago. Young men that realize that our community is disproportionally affected by violence and that our blood will hopefully save a life in our community. Young men that know, that the fight to save lives starts with those who are affected most; us! We invite the community to join us in this endeavor on February 15, from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at 7901 S. Sangamon Ave, as we hope to save lives, one pint at a time. Facta Non Verba!