Life as a teenager is not easy, and difficulties increase significantly for students who live in under-resourced environments. The youth center strives to provide a safe place for teens to connect with one another, get support and help from safe adult staff, and learn to overcome life’s obstacles knowing that God has their back and loves them unconditionally.
Specifically, The Factory Youth Center provides a variety of programs for students in grades 7-12 who live in the Pequea Valley and surrounding areas of eastern Lancaster County. The mission of the youth center is create healthy, self-confident teenagers who have the resources they need to merge into adulthood. Programs are offered that help address resources in six areas: physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, intellectual, and financial.
Open Door Nights- Thursdays from 6-8pm at the Together Community Center
Homework Club – Tuesday and Thursdays from 3-5pm at Pequea Valley Intermediate School
Contacting and Mentoring – Paid and volunteer staff meet with students in small groups to connect, support, and guide students toward healthy decision making
Specialized workshops – Various workshops meet throughout the month to help students develop resources in the six areas mentioned above
Big Events – Throughout the school year, several large events are planned including: 5th Quarter, Fall Barn Party, Christmas Party, Winter Camp, Ozzies Fun Center, beach trips, tubing, pool parties and more