Top Teens of America,
Chicago Chapter

Top Teens of America (TTA) provides all teens regardless of their ethnic or socio-economic status, the opportunity to receive extra-curricular support, career and character development training, along with key community volunteer opportunities.  There are currently 108 TTA chapters with over 5,000 Top Teens located throughout the United States making a difference in the community in which they live.


April has supported the Chicago Chapter by working together with parents, schools and the community to make sure that our young people have every educational advantage. These initiatives are essential partnerships that help to provide those extra-curricular opportunities that are no longer “extra” but required for students to compete in today’s society. 

Top Teens of America,
Chicago West Loop Chapter

April has always shown great commitment to help such organizations and has a history of showing her level of dedication to the youth in underprivileged communities everywhere. For example: Preyar spearheaded a $30,000 fundraising effort to build a basketball court for the Morgan Park Boys and Girls Club. The club had no gym, recreational center or safe place to play. This effort was done in conjunction with the Nancy Lieberman Foundation and the WorldVentures Foundation. 

Top Ladies of Distinction National Conference

TLOD is a service organization that focuses on empowering youth (known as Top Teens of America), improving the status of women, providing service to senior citizens, engaging in community beautification, and forming community partnerships.


As a Top Ladies, April is always dedicated to the mission and the focus remains on empowering people of all ages by transforming lives, making a difference, one teen, and one community at a time.  More than 20 years into her career she remains relevant in the pursuit of excellence, with a deeper commitment to serving mankind. 


Her message travels to communities nationwide, and she continues to implement the purposes of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. and Top Teens of America.  The online tools and resources she provides are intended to support youth and adults from coast to coast.

Jack & Jill, South Suburban

Together with the The South Suburban chapter, April continues to take her partnerships goals and objectives seriously. By taking bold steps, not only in raising awareness of children’s needs and concerns in new objectives but also by implementing programs that are fun and community friendly, April continues to be a supportive figure to the organizations she partners with.  She is actively developing activities and events that assist and improve the communities of those that are in need most.


April is always busy empowering our youth’s potential through programming and making a difference in the lives of those in the community she serves.


  • Acclivus Chicago, Inc.
  • Queen Academy
  • Brilliance ERG 
  • Top Teens of America, Chicago Chapter
  • Top Teens of America, Chicago West Loop Chapter
  • Top Ladies of Distinction, Syn-LOD National Conference
  • Jack & Jill, South Suburban Chapter
  • Jack & Jill, Lakeshore Chapter
  • Jack & Jill, The Chicago Chapter
  • Polished Pebbles
  • Westside Justice Center
  • Mikva Challenge
  • Chicagoland Mom Squad podcast
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy

  • Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary, Chicago Chapter

  • Morehouse College
  • Purdue University Northwest
  • Chicago State University
  • Perspectives Charter Schools
  • NOBLE Charter Schools
  • WorldVentures
  • Morgan Park United Methodist Church
  • Quad Coaches
  • Lil’ S.I.S. Expo Chicago
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Youth Summit
  • Kensington Youth Summit
  • Kuumba Lynx
  • StoryCatchers Performance Theater
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Manley Career Academy
  • Park Manor Elementary School
  • Kingdom Advancement Center
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Thornton Township High School
  • Nehemiah Christian Center Ministries

April Preyar

April has presented her unique style of street law live to thousands of kids, teens and young adults throughout Illinois, Indiana and Texas. She has expanded her reach through digital programming to all over the U.S. April’s programming is engaging and eye-opening. She engages teens and young adults through interactive conversation, movies, interviews, and game play. She offers her Lawyer Up Academy in both in-person and digital formats to meet students where they are.

Students learn about police stops, warrants, searches and seizures, interrogations, courtroom procedure and more.

Mostly, they learn to activate their critical thinking to quickly assess bad situations, how to walk away from negative peer pressure that leads to group crimes and how to make it home safely.

Lawyer Up Academy LIVE!

5-session, in-person programming

Lawyer Up Academy Digital

3-part pre-recorded programming