“I am thankful for the Factory Youth Center. The highs. The lows. The blessings. The lessons. The setbacks. The comebacks. The love. Everything that the Factory Youth Center does is so great. I appreciate everything they do for me and for all the teens that go.” – Youth Center Teen
Life as a teenager isn’t easy, and it’s even more challenging for students who live in under-resourced environments. Our mission is to provide a safe place for teens to connect with one another, get support and help from safe adult staff, and be empowered to overcome life’s obstacles knowing that God has their back and loves them unconditionally. 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 goal of the youth center is to provide teenagers with the necessary resources needed to make a healthy transition into adulthood.
Programs are offered that help address resources in six key areas: physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, intellectual, and financial. Our youth center provides a welcoming environment where young people are valued and can learn to navigate adolescence in healthy ways. While instilling their worth, we also create a sense of responsibility. This gives our youth a sense of purpose and establishes them as important members of not only The Factory Youth Center but also as members of their community.