All of our adult mentors go through the Youth for Christ application process which requires references and a BCI/FBI background check. They also undergo training on such things as mandated reporting and appropriate teen/adult boundaries.
"Drop-in" adults who want to check out our operation are totally welcome, but are escorted by staff should they wish to pass the check-in area.
YFC has been service the Brunswick community for decades through our Campus Life program, borrowing space on Monday nights for 2 hours. In August of 2019 our volunteers were asked - "What could we do with 3,500 sq ft of space dedicated to meeting the needs of teens?" It only took us about 5 minutes to realize the answer was- A WHOLE LOT! But was there a need for something like this in Brunswick?
We looked at the space and opened just 10 weeks later for a trial to test the waters with an after school program for Middle Schoolers. Just a few short weeks later word of mouth had spread and we have been growing ever since.
Being a teenager today stinks, and being a parent of a teenager can be challenging too. Our background checked mentors are trained in a variety of areas and help teens and families navigate these critical years and the common issues they face like insecurity, bullying, anxiety, self-harm, and navigating the mixed messages of social media.
That Place for Teens offers a variety of activities, free to teens, to keep them off the streets and someone who will always listen. Through our after-school program, club meetings, community programs, hang-out time, and mentoring, we walk with teens through the challenging adolescent years and encourage them to think critically about their life choices and matters of faith.
Use the links at the bottom of the page to find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
That Place for Teens is a ministry site of Youth for Christ of Northern Ohio. There are many ways to join us and support the mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities and our programs.
1480 Pearl Road Unit 9, Brunswick, Ohio 44212, United States
We are generally open on
T/Th- 2:45- 5:15pm
See Calendar for current schedule.