The ChillZone program is a vital way for Oorah to keep up its connection with children and their families throughout the year. Boys and girls alike look forward to ChillZone every week (in most locations, on Motzoei Shabbos; some have ChillZone on Thursday nights) for the opportunity to relax and learn with friends and Oorah volunteers. Besides the warm atmosphere and learning one-on-one or in small groups, there’s hot pizza and fries, exciting prizes and activities that make each week fun.
One Staten Island mother said that her daughter is so excited for ChillZone every week that she chooses her ChillZone outfit at the beginning of the week. She said, “Kids wake up, go to school, do homework and go to sleep. ChillZone is something exciting for them and an ‘out’ from school. It is a program that is entirely about the kids. I love that they are learning. There are fun projects, raffles, pizza, soda, candy… I know that they are in good hands and are being taken care of.”