THE PINK CHICKEN. A safe haven of teenagers.
The pink chicken is a free recreational program for teenagers co-founded by Christian C. Klueg, and Rob and Molly Whittaker. Christian has great desires to help children who are lonely. He put himself out there to reach out to kids in what ever way he can. His personal experiences made him found this group. According to him “You can’t force a kid not to drink, but you can give him an alternative place to go where drinking isn’t present but fun is”.
The trio started a weekly youth program to offer teenagers a safe place to hang out and be themselves. In the summer of 2004 they constructed a skating park. “We built ramps, kept them in a garage, and rolled them out into the church parking lot twice a week that summer,” he says. “We’d have about 10 to 20 kids skating and about 50 watching, so we just kept adding on—a basketball hoop, food, and so on,” recalls Klueg.
The pink chicken opening night was on january 2005, every friday night they hold free programs for teens which include activities like video games, billiards, soccer, football, food fight, board games and 10 minutes of Spiritual lessons.
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Building a Safe Haven for Teenagers