Check out our Escape Room this October!

To celebrate 18 years of serving teens in downtown Mitchell, we are hosting an Escape Room fundraiser this October!  You won't actually be locked in or trapped physically, but you will have a great time working with a team of others to escape "The Portico Paradox" Click on the image below to find more information and book your escape!

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Even though that place has been open for quite a while, we know there are probably a few people who have never been inside.  We invite you to come check that out sometime soon!  


 The next time you plan to stop in, tell everybody that you are going to be at "that place" and get ready for the question we love to hear... "What place?"  Make sure you smile when you repeat back to them very slowly... "that place!"  We have found that parents especially love our name.


that placeOn Fridays we are open from 7-11 PM for students in grades 7-12.  (Sorry 6th graders.  We have a few volunteers who work at the middle school so please don't lie about your grade in a weak attempt to get inside.  Your 7th grade year will be here before you know it.)  If you are under 7th grade or are out of school and 18 or older, hanging out at that place is not an option on Fridays.


Each Wednesday, our building is used by the student ministries of Life Church for the Life kids (elementary students in grades k-4) and Youth Worship (grades 5-6 and 7-12)  See, we don't hate 6th graders - on Wednesdays we are here for you too!  Students and parents are welcome to learn more about what happens here in the middle of the week by clicking on the Wednesday or Life Church links.


Young MomsYoung Moms... If you are a teenage mom, are expecting, or know someone who is, we have a monthly event that might be just what you are looking for!  We host a group just for young moms and their little ones.  Feel free to tell your story and ask questions of some experienced moms without feeling judged.  Find out more by visiting our Young Moms page on the Life Church site.



"Be part of the solution, not part of the problem!",

Wouldn't it be great if everyone, whether young or old, who noticed something that needed to be started, stopped or improved within a community, would actually think about their role and then do what they could to make a positive difference?  "that place" is the result of a group of students who did more than just whine or gripe about Mitchell or about what others were or weren't doing.  They saw a need and were willing to use what they had, to do what they could to make a difference in our community.  Today, you have the choice to be a finger-pointing complainer, or be someone who might just have an idea or resources that would make this or any place just a little bit better.   Feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or ideas!  

           Bill Parks