In 2007, the Chicago Training Center (CTC) was established with the goal of bringing the sport of competitive rowing to underserved urban youth.
The after-school program provides structured opportunities for student participants to develop their athletic and academic potential and encourages personal growth across a broad range of activities.
With support from the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois, the Office of the Mayor, Representative Danny K. Davis of the 7th District, World Sport Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, and various funders CTC has been growing steadily, expanding its geographical reach and the scope of its programming.
Rowing is not a sport with an established tradition in the neighborhoods served by CTC but it brings unique benefits to its athletes since it requires the highest levels of commitment, discipline, teamwork and the ability and desire to set and exceed performance goals.
To learn more, visit our web site or a great article in the NY Times.