© Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657


Youth Lounge is held at Broadway on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.



About Youth Lounge


The Youth Lounge provides a bi-monthly safe space for resilient youth and young people of the Lakeview community. Operating since March 2010, we currently have 60-70 youth participants on average each Youth Lounge. Youth Lounge provides a home-cooked meal, as well as space for creative expression, games, and warmth. We also often offer a “dressing room” clothing area as well. Our youth participants are primarily those who identify as LGBTQ, 90% people of color, 55% homeless. Additional participants include Broadway volunteers who receive comprehensive training and participate in the Lounge, interacting alongside the youth. All Youth Lounge participants make up our extended church family, as we identify our young people as a “part of us.”


Get Involved


There are various ways to get involved with Youth Lounge a supporter of our young people. We are always looking for volunteers to help with various Youth Lounge tasks: cooking food, serving food, setting up the space, interacting with our young people, cleaning up the space, and even offering special events or activities. Youth Lounge offers regular volunteer information sessions for interested volunteers.


For more information, contact Ines Brookens, Youth Lounge Volunteer Coordinator.



Youth Lounge 101  


First and third Saturdays of each month, from 1:00-3:00pm in Room A. Youth Lounge is adding additional resources for our youth and would love for you to volunteer. Youth Lounge 101 will work with our youth to achieve academic and career success based on the youth’s interest.




The Youth Lounge relies on donations and grant funding to operate, so your support is always appreciated. You can donate to Youth Lounge by clicking the donate button and using the “special contribution” field with the designation “Youth Lounge” entered in the accompanying text box. Thank you for your continued support!


Food and clothing donations are also needed!



A Special Thank You


...to the organizations and companies that have provided in-kind donations, funding, and grant support to the Youth Lounge, including:


   Broadway United Methodist Church

   The United Methodist Church General Board of Discipleship Young People’s Ministries

   The United Methodist Foundation

   The Sisbro Foundation



   Irving Park United Methodist Women

   Bodihi Spiritual Center