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If organizations can have heroes, I’d like to introduce you to one of mine, the Midtown Educational Foundation, which runs Midtown for boys and Metro for girls in Chicago. AESOP is, in many ways, inspired by Midtown-Metro. Like AESOP, they started out as summer camps for inner-city youths, dedicated to academic enrichment, life skills, sports and fun. Both programs have evolved to include after school tutoring for pre-teens and high school students. Midtown-Metro recently celebrated 50 years. Their programs, which began with 12 boys, no money and a dream, now serve more than 1,000 boys and girls annually. You can read more about Metro here and catch some testimonial videos from former participants.