Slingshots currently has one location at 3859 N. Central. in Chicago. Slingshots has been open since September 2014. We are thankful for all those who have played a part in Slingshots success so far. Teens come everyday to a fun/safe place where they can hang with friends, get help with homework, be encouraged and listened to.
The current location gives Slingshots 15,000 square feet including a gym, computer lab, cafe/snack shop/game room, plenty of other spaces that will include an art space, music rooms, food pantry, etc. The location is located inside of the North Side Gospel Center.
Slingshots has partnered with Youth For Christ to open a second location in the Woodlawn area on the south side of Chicago. The area is in need of after school programs to help teens with education, emotional support and spiritual guidance.
Slingshots has started vocational training in area of Carpentry and Fashion Merchandising in the Portage Park location. The fall of 2018 Slingshots will offer culinary arts training for teens.
Our goal is to open up Slingshots teen centers in all 77 neighborhoods in the city of Chicago. Slingshots goal is to partner with local churches and youth pastors to set up after school programs that help teens with education, emotional support, vocational training and spiritual guidance. The teen years are very challenging to navigate and Slingshots can be a place where teens can be cared for and challenged as they move from 6th grade to 12th grade.
The cost of a Slingshots in all 77 neighborhoods in Chicago comes to about $2.5 million a year. Over a 3 year period this would help us reach well over 100,000 teens in Chicago.
If we help teens in Chicago – We help Chicago!
Slingshots is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please consider a financial contribution to Slingshots.
Slingshots has monthly supporters along with one time donors. If you would like to be a monthly donor please email Bob Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make an online donation please click on the Donate tab. You can also mail checks to Slingshots 3859 N. Central Chicago, IL 60634
If you are ever in the area and would like to see Slingshots teen center please contact Bob Anderson either by email email@example.com or by phone 847-873-4762
For more information contact Bob Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org