Black Lives Matter!
Whitney Young Athletics is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-gender community. Injustices done to one of us are done to all of us. We stand as one against the injustices and racism directed toward our Black and Brown community members. Our voices and our actions will propel the change that is needed in our world. We will strive to improve ourselves and uplift our fellow citizens. Black Lives Matter!
9/1/2020 4:02 PM
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
Neighborhood - We are located in the West Loop Gate, about 4 blocks east of the United Center
Origin of School Name - We are named after Whitney Moore Young Jr. (1921-1971) a well known Civil Rights Leader.
Nickname - Dolphins, The name was voted on and chosen by the student body because the dolphin is an inteligent, graceful, and fast mascot.
Community Notes - We are 4 blocks west of Greek Town, 2 blocks North of Little Italy, 10 blocks North of the Pilsen neighborhood, 3 blocks west of the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago.
Famous Athletic Alumni - Katrina Adams (Tennis Pro, Current COB, CEO, and President of the USTA), Russell Maryland (NFL Pro), Arlene Limas (Ti-kwon-do Olympic Gold Medalist), Quentin Richardson (NBA Pro), Dominique Canty (WNBA), Jahlil Okafor (NBA Pro)
Famous Alumni Non-athletes - Andy and Lana (Larry) Wachowski (Writers and Directors of the "Matrix" Movie), John Tobias (Developed the video game "Mortal Combat"), Sharif Atkins (Actor - ER), Joan Higgenbothan (Astronaut), Adrian Dolan (Ballerina) and Tanya Pikins (Actress-Daytime TV).