Our Mission

PATRICK LIVES ON…is a group of loving and determined citizens fighting for the safety of all school-aged children in the Chicagoland area.

The Patrick Boswell Courage Award and the Patrick Boswell Kindness Fund encourages and rewards students who resist gangs, guns and violence by providing financial assistance for extracurricular activities.

The Patrick Lives On Film Collective spreads their message through the production and distribution of anti-violence Public Service Announcements and inspirational short films.

The Patrick Lives On Annual Film Showcase and Fundraiser drives community and corporate awareness.

PATRICK LIVES ON …stands by its motto –

BE STRONG. Use Words. Not Violence

Our Goals

Patrick Lives On believes every child deserves an opportunity to live a positive and productive life.

We are committed to:

  • Establishing the PBCA throughout Chicagoland
  • Raising funds to help Chicago area at-risk teens participate in positive and life-affirming activities

Every $500 donation gives a child the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular activity of their choice.

Our Vision

Why and How We Are Joining the Fight to Save Lives

In Memory



Patrick Lives On was established to honor Patrick Boswell, who lost his life to gun violence when he was only 14 years old simply for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Patrick Lives On educational films and public service announcements raise awareness about programs that can help break the cycle of violence, to keep our kids safe and engaged.

Patrick Lives On Scholarship Programs encourage children to engage in positive year-round activities to discover their passions and reduce the chance of them being lured into gangs and gun violence.

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