At Chain Reaction, we pride ourselves on being a positive source of inspiration for our teens. We have compiled the most common questions our parents have concerning Chain Reaction. Find the answers in our FAQ. If you have additional questions, make sure to call us at the Center.

How much does it cost to join?

Membership fees are $100 for new members and renewing members. The membership term follows the academic school year (June through May), no matter when the fee was paid. Chain Reaction (CR) does not want to put any family in financial hardship or prevent any teen from becoming a member. We understand that times can be difficult and we are willing to lend a helping hand. Through the generosity of community members we are able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships. You are eligible for a scholarship if you qualify for free and reduced lunch. If you are interested in a need-based scholarship or have questions, please contact our CR Program Manager at (850)471-4685 or info@mychainreaction.org 

To access a step-by-step video on how to renew your membership and pay your memebrship fee, click here: Renew Your Membership Fee 

When is your membership drive?

Chain Reaction is open to join year-round. To renew your membership, log in to your teen's CR Portal and Edit their Profile. Select that you are renewing your membership for the upcoming year. Once you have renewed your membership, you will pay your $100 annual membership fee using the "Membership Fee" tab on your account. To access a step-by-step video, click here: Renew Your Membership 

Where are you located and what time do you open?

We are located at 1000 College Blvd, Building 98. The entrance is located on the 2nd floor of building 98 (right behind Bldg 96). We are open Monday through Thursday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. during the school year and 10:00 am to 4:30 p.m. during the summer. Even after the Center closes, teens will be accompanied by staff until their parent/guardian arrives.

When are the Quarterly Meetings?

Our Quarterly Meetings are held January, April, July, and November on the second Monday of each month from 5:00 - 6:30pm. These meetings are peer-led, giving teens the opportunity to meet other teens and interact with the CR staff in a fun, teen-friendly environment. Teens find out different ways to get involved in the community through volunteer and leadership opportunities.

How do you keep track of hours/progress?

Chain Reaction uses an online tracking system (Teen Portal) to track hours and progress. We show each teen how to use this program at their Orientation. Please call the Program Manager of Service Learning at 850-471-4685 or email info@mychainreaction.org for more information.

How can I get involved as a parent?

There are a couple of different ways you can get involved as a parent. You can become a Donor or you can become an Advocate. Our Advocates volunteer their time in different ways at our events. For more information, read our Chain Reaction Advocate section. If you want to get involved, make sure to click the purple "Join Us" button in the top-right corner and fill out the information.

What is Kids' College?

Kids' College is a summer program hosted by Pensacola State College where teen volunteers can serve as teacher assistants in professor and teacher-led classes adapted for kids ages 5-12. This is a full-time commitment and serve 9 hours per day. It is a GREAT way to accumulate a massive amount of volunteer hours while having a fun, meaningful experience during the summer. You must be a Chain Reaction member and must fill out a separate Kids' College application to participate. Contact staff for more information.

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