• Volunteers Receive Suicide Prevention Training

    On Monday, Dec. 4. 2017, a group of 8 volunteers from 18 South completed a training course led by Suicide Prevention of York. These volunteers are now QPR (Question, Persuade, Respond) Certified, which is a method for detecting if someone is suicidal and then getting them treatment. According to Suicide Prevention of York, suicides in […]

  • Awakening Goddess Retreats Blesses 18 South

    18 South Youth Ministries is so grateful for the support of Laura Rudacille this holiday season! During the past few months, Laura has been raising money for 18 South by selling her Beautifully Broken pendant and offering a portion of the proceeds to our ministry. Through this project, her business, Awakening Goddess Retreats, has been […]

  • A Decade of Building Our Future

    On November 17, 2017, 18 South Youth Center marked 10 years of Building Our Future, One Teen at a Time! The doors to 18 South opened on November 17, 2007, and during the next decade, 1,243 teens walked through those doors. Our ministry has grown by leaps and bounds since that time, and we are […]

  • Christmas 2017 Update

    We are joyfully celebrating 10 years of Building Our Future, One Teen at a Time at 18 South Youth Center in 2017! Since the doors to our facility at 18 S. Pine St. in Red Lion opened on Nov. 17, 2007, more than 1,200 young people have crossed our threshold and encountered the love and […]

  • Pancake Breakfast Raises $5k+

    The 18 South Youth Center family is so grateful for the extreme generosity of every attendee, volunteer, and sponsor who came together to make our 2017 Pancake Breakfast a raving success! We raised more than $5,000 this year, which is double last year’s income. More than 100 supporters attended our breakfast at the Red Lion […]

  • 18 South Youth Center T-Shirts for $15

    Support 18 South Youth Center by purchasing one of our new t-shirts for $15! We have several size large and medium shirts available immediately, and we are happy to order more in different sizes, if needed. T-shirts can be picked up during 18 South’s hours or by appointment. Call 717.347.8416 to reserve yours today!


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Spaghetti Banquet Raises $2.5K+ for 18 South

18 South Youth Center’s first annual Spaghetti Banquet was a wonderful success! More than 100 guests enjoyed a three-course meal, testimonies from a handful of youth center attendees, and a heart-warming presentation from Keith Dyke, president of People That Care Youth Services, which operates 18 South Youth Center. Thanks to the generosity of our attendees, […]

Casting a Vision for 2015 at 18 South

God has laid it heavy upon our hearts to open 18 South Youth Center five days a week and hire a second employee in 2015, and so we are on a mission to make it happen. Before our first full-time employee was hired in June 2012, 18 South’s volunteer base was only able to maintain […]

18 South Offers Pillar of Hope Corporate Sponsorship Program

One of PTC Youth Services’ greatest needs for 2015 is for our income to catch up to and exceed our expenses as we look to open five days a week and hire a second employee. In anticipation of our growing financial needs, we are now launching a new Pillar of Hope corporate sponsorship program for […]

18 Teens Learn of God’s Love at Winterblast Youth Retreat

A group of 18 teens and 6 mentors from 18 South Youth Center journeyed three hours to Dallas, Pa., just outside of Wilkes-Barre, during the weekend of March 6-8 to experience our first Winterblast Youth Retreat at Camp Orchard Hill. This weekend was extra special because rather than being an event created for church youth […]

18 South Launches Open Studio Program

18 South Youth Center is now open four days a week with the launch of its Open Studio afterschool art program! Local teens can now come to 18 South after school on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. to experience a positive atmosphere where they can creatively express themselves. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments are offered, […]

2014 in Review at 18 South

A grand total of 280 teens visited 18 South Youth Center in 2014 – that’s an increase of 45% from 2013. We continue to attract more and more local youth with 196 teens visiting our center for the first time in 2014 – an increase of 62%. Collectively, those 280 teens visited the center 2,700 […]

Contact Us

18 South Youth Ministries
P.O. Box 472
Red Lion, PA 17356
info@18South.org
717.347.8416

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.