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Slingshots Chicago Program

The Slingshots program is designed to help kids grow strong and resilient. They offer many programs to teens, to which they can go to and learn about things that interest them and that can help them in the future. Some of the programs include carpentry, culinary, creative writing, and more! They also offer counseling for kids where they can sit and talk about their lives in a safe environment and learn how to help reduce stress and anxiety. Slingshots has over 900 volunteer hours and are always looking for more. These volunteers range from talented individuals helping teach these teens new tasks for their future or parents and teachers who bring clothes and food to help support these kids in need. 

The Driskill Foundation has given grants to Slingshots that will allow them to start a new carpentry shop in their building and to buy all of the necessary tools and equipment for it! The carpentry shop will allow kids to have hands-on experience with professional equipment that will be taught by professionals who know how to use them. This will help them succeed down the road with future careers that may require these types of skills.

To learn more about Slingshots go to or you can donate to us the Driskill Foundation and we will gladly give them your grant in your name.