There‚Äôs a pizza party every week from Toronto to Denver and points in between thanks to ChillZone, sponsored by Kars4Kids. Tweens and teens can “chill” while making new friends, playing games and participating in sports, dancing and other activities. Everyone has fun under the watchful eyes of Head Chillers, who serve as mentors and gear the activities to include elements of Jewish education.

Getting kids to socialize and turn off their electronic devices are major challenges for today’s parents. ChillZone, in more than 35 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Israel, get kids out of the house and away from their phones by substituting real interaction and programs that entertain and educate.

ChillZone is made possible through the financial support of Kars4Kids. Kars4Kids will haul your dead car out of your driveway and give you a tax deduction in return. The process is quick and painless. The proceeds from the car’s sale funds ChillZone and other enrichment programs provided by Oorah, a nonprofit organization serving Jewish children and their families.

“I want to tell you how much you have helped us this year. In the beginning of the school year, i was very sick and on bed rest. My daughters were doing there best to cope with the situation but I knew it was very hard on them not to have me around so much. Having chillzone in their lives has made such a difference. They felt that they had an outlet and a place for them to go that was their own and they could really unwind and be a kid. It was an escape from the situation at home.”

“Just wanted to let u know how much chillzone has already enhanced our community just in the past 3 weeks (Virginia chillzone)”

“I am the mother of one of the girl’s who attends chill zone in the Upper West Side on Sat nights. I just wanted to thank you for the program, It is the highlight of my daughter’s week. She also looks up to the group leaders who are such wonderful role models! She has introduced a couple of friends to the program and they are enamored as well.”