My child and high school memories are filled with images of kids walking, running in AGO on the athletic fields. Some played football wearing blue or white uniforms. A few of the kids were placed into local public schools, Stone or Senn.
At Xmas time a couple of times a Santa showed up in a helicopter that landed on the football field. He came out of the coptor and kids ran around him hoping for a gift and a hug. I think the Chicago Fire Dept set this up and helped distribute gifts to the kids.
I am glad to hear stories from alum.