The Gift of Loyalty: Living Word Community Church

PTC Youth Services received an unexpected gift last week from Living Word Community Church in Red Lion, Pa. This local church reaches out in support of community needs and services with its annual Christmas Eve Offering. Due to its extreme generosity, this congregation exceeded its goal this year of raising $218,000 for 12 worthy organizations. […]

A Week Full of Blessings for 18 South

What a week! During the week of Dec. 10-14, 18 South Youth Center had the pleasure of hosting the Red Lion Area Business Association‘s annual holiday party, our first Pastors’ Coffee Hour for 10 local pastors, and a Christmas Cookie Decorating Party with the help of Bethany United Methodist Church in Red Lion. These three […]

18 South Attendee Shops with PTC Youth’s Cop

One of 18 South Youth Center’s teens from Red Lion, Pa., was recently given the opportunity to shop with PTC Youth Services’ very own cop, Corporal Keith Dyke, who is a member of our board of directors. This particular Shop with a Cop program, which took place on Sunday, Dec. 16, was organized by Keith’s […]

Church = Community in Action

Lately I’ve been noticing how we tend to want people to come to our church because we think it’s the best. Our concern isn’t necessarily for whether or not the individual has already found his or her church home and family, but rather we want to see our own congregation blossom and grow. In light […]

Thanksgiving, Traditions, & Legacies

Thanksgiving is not looking very appealing to me this year. This will be my first holiday without my parents. My mother passed away unexpectedly in April of this year — just one month before I started my job at 18 South Youth Center, and my father passed away 15 years ago when I was a […]

Student Engagement: Teens Create Commercials

One of the most rewarding situations for anyone who works with youth is when those you are investing in turn around and desire to invest in you or your organization. My husband and I are getting ready to move this weekend, and it’s been extremely humbling to hear the teens we work with (my husband, […]

Celebrating Five Years of Service to 500+ Students

November 2012 marks 18 South Youth Center’s five year anniversary. During that time, more than 500 teens from the Red Lion area have passed through our doors. Here is some statistical information about the youth we’ve been blessed to serve: At 68 percent, the majority of the youth we see are boys, which makes our […]

Deck the Storefronts!

Eight representatives of 18 South Youth Center had a blast this past Saturday afternoon decorating two storefronts along Main Street in downtown Red Lion. Borough officials invited teens from 18 South to bring their creativity downtown by helping to spruce up the windows of some empty stores. We were more than happy to help beautify […]

River Rock Academy Partnership Invests in Teens

River Rock Academy is the premier provider of customized alternative education services for students in Central PA. Its mission is to provide students with the power to change, affect, and improve their lives. The group generously offers four of its students from its Red Lion, Pa., campus to clean 18 South Youth Center each week […]

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18 South Youth Ministries
P.O. Box 472
Red Lion, PA 17356

18 South Youth Ministries

18 South Youth Ministries strives to create opportunities for caring, responsible adults with Christian values to build authentic relationships with youth. The nonprofit operates 18 South Youth Center in Red Lion, Pa., which has reached more than 1,000 teens since it opened in November 2007.