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Thousands of Chicago kids are learning how to be a buddy, not a bully. All because of a non-profit organization using art to end student conflict. The Jam’s Brandon Pope gave us a look at the work Free Lunch Academy is doing in our community.

Free Lunch Academy’ uses theater and drama to help mentor students and prevent bullying in the classroom. The founder and executive director of the ‘Free Lunch Academy’ Calvin King joined us on Windy City LIVE.

NBC 5 Chicago talks about Free Lunch Academy an artistic outreach program that leverages the creative and performing arts to curb youth violence, prevent bullying and resolve conflict in innovative, impactful and inclusive ways.

CBS Chicago talks about Free Lunch Academy as an artistic outreach program that combines creative and performing arts to curb youth violence, prevent bullying and resolve conflict in innovative, impactful and inclusive ways.

WCIU – You & Me Morning Show welcomes Calvin King and Calvin Evans to the show, to talk about Free Lunch Academy and how it is helping students learn more about bullying.

“but what am i?” is the inaugural film project created by Free Lunch Academy and powered by the Creative Cypher. This silent short aims to examine the various role players in bullying related scenarios from the victim, to the bully, to the all too common bystander.

WCIU – You & Me Morning Show welcomes Calvin King and Calvin Evans to the show, to talk about Free Lunch Academy and how it is helping students learn more about bullying.

“but what am i?” is the inaugural film project created by Free Lunch Academy and powered by the Creative Cypher. This silent short aims to examine the various role players in bullying related scenarios from the victim, to the bully, to the all too common bystander.

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Free Lunch Academy & Friends will Eliminate Bullying by OCTOBER 1, 2025 2172 Days 6 Hours 49 Minutes 6 Seconds