StandUp For Kids - Chicago

1000 Skokie Blvd. Suite 170
Wilmette, IL - 60091

StandUp For Kids has a 100% volunteer run drop-in center located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. The center is open on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00 p.m., a time period in which there are little to no other services available to Chicagos homeless youth.
Monday nights the center services youth between the ages of 13-24. On Monday evenings, the center provides Chicagos homeless youth services including but not limited to, a safe space to relax and socialize, as well as a hot meal and access to our closet to obtain much needed clothing and personal items. Further, the youth have access to our volunteers who are there to help to the best of their ability with homework, and/or interview training, mentoring, counseling and emotional support.
Thursday nights at the center is student night. The center once again services youth between the ages of 13-24. On Thursday evenings the center provides Chicago's homeless youth the same services provided on Monday evenings with the same access to our volunteers. The key difference between Monday and Thursday is that on Thursdays, the youth must show a valid student ID and/or current school schedule upon entering.

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  • Dec 4, 2021

    My son is 13 and needs volunteer opportunities. Are you accepting volunteers at this time. I will be with him during the volunteer opportunities. Thanks in advance for your help. Joanne

  • Oct 10, 2021

    I would love to volunteer in any way that I can. I have 27 years teaching experience. I have worked with the students who are involved in Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois for 7 years as a tutor and a facilitator.

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