Program Details

The program is open to 25 middle-school to high-school-aged participants on a first-come, first-served basis to participate in a fun winter program for creative expression through the creation of paintings and drawings and financial literacy education.

Please read more about the program below, familiarize yourself with the rules, permissions, policies, and waivers before you register for this program. You will need to acknowledge you have read them before your registration will be accepted.

This program is offered free to the community and supported by generous sponsorship and partnership from the community. 

Dates & Times

April 22nd Update - The Spring Program is cancelled due to low enrollment. It is a busy time of year, and we appreciate the couple of registered participants. We are making plans for the Summer Program.

Orientation Saturday, April 23rd at 10 am
Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the orientation in particular
and the regular classes as well. The discussions in these classes may be inappropriate for children younger than 6th grade. We rely on parents/guardians to use their judgement regarding whether or not to enroll younger participants.


The program runs for 6 weeks and participation is mandatory*

Discovering Your Super Power: Using Your Gift in the World Around You (In Person)

Rev. Tabrasia O'Neal, Instructor


Tuesdays starting April 26 at 6 pm

Meeting at Hyde Park Art Center

5020 S Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615

What are your unique talents? Discover the light you've been hiding and how to use your talents in activism to benefit your community. Each week relates our work to the work of God.

Black Excellence (In Person)

Mr. C.W. Allen, Instructor

Wednesdays starting April 27 at 6 pm

Meeting at Sunshine Gospel Ministries

500 E 61st St., Chicago, IL 60637

BLACK EXCELLENCE is a mindset cultivated by faith, leadership, love and perseverance. Join us as we learn and grow in our BLACK EXCELLENCE. 

  • Leadership: Real leaders are hard to find. How do we become one?

  • Love: Cultivating healthy relationships. 

  • Faith: How does our faith inform our excellence?

  • Perseverance: Learning to keep going when it doesn't make sense.

Zoom details for Orientation will be provided.

Please add the program coordinator's email address to your contacts to assure you receive important emails.

Contact programcoordinator@offthepews.org with questions

* Please read the Attendance and Tardy Policy carefully for more details. 




Onsite Participation Waiver


Please read the documents above and then...

We are looking forward to a fun and safe time of learning and creativity!
We hope you will join us!


Off The Pews: Faith in Action could not provide these programs without the support of generous donors. If you would like to support this program, please make a donation today!

Thank you!


These programs would not be possible without the donations and contributions of the community. We deeply appreciate your generosity of financial support, time, spirit, and caring. Peace and blessings to you and yours.