Courage 2 Quit

Are you ready to free yourself from tobacco use? We can help! Courage 2 Quit tobacco cessation program will be held at Chicago State University and other Chicago locations.
Dates will be announced soon.

Call us for more information at 773.902.1330 or e-mail us at

Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project

Y2Kwanzaa.Org is a partner organization of the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project and has been awarded a contract to provide our community with smoking cessation resources, tobacco education and to promote policies that encourage tobacco-free living.

The contract has been awarded by the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project (CTPP), a partnership between Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health. 30 community organizations in the Chicago area received contracts for their tobacco prevention efforts.

Harambee Heritage Market Days

Professional Development Workshops

Harambee Honor Society

Y2Kwanzaa.Org is implementing its youth development program, the Harambee Honor Society, thanks to funding by the Black United Fund of Illinois.

Harambee Pre-Kwanzaa Festival

The Harambee Pre-Kwanzaa Festival is an exciting musical celebration of family, community and culture, featuring Kwame Steve Cobb and Chavunduka, performing songs from their highly acclaimed recording, Seven Principles. This dynamic multi-media, concert presentation teaches the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.

Safe & Healthy Youth Initiative

A collaboration with businesses, institutions, grassroots organizations and prevention agencies designed to disseminate information to youth that promotes healthy lifestyles.

Gift Bags
Are given to each young person that attends the Harambee Pre-Kwanzaa Festival in December. Bags contain educational and entertainment items including pencils, magnets, coloring books, toys, buttons, brochures, etc. Most of the items contain or are imprinted with messages about safety and health. Items are donated or purchased through sponsorships.