Chicago’s Becoming a Man program receives $10 million

Chicago is receiving $10 million in federal funding to expand youth mentoring and tutoring programs known as Becoming a Man and Match Education. There’s also money for research on the effectiveness of these kinds of initiatives.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says these programs will provide more children with opportunities and an alternative to the streets.

Joining us this week to talk about these programs and the new funding are AJ Watson, director of the Becoming a Man program; Antonio Gutierrez with Match Education; and John Wolf, program manager at the University of Chicago crime lab.