Learn more about Pennsylvania Youth Club

Pennsylvania Youth Club is in a never-ending fight to ensure teens and young adults don’t fall through the perilous "cracks" in the system. The more opportunities we open up, the more young people surprise us with their willingness to take on leadership and meet obligations to discipline themselves.
 

Experience and Involvement


Through education and mentoring, we have been involved with youth for more than a decade, and we have seen innumerable success stories of every nature. Teens get to share their experience with other teens and see that hope is real, and that the alternatives offered are just pipe dreams with no viable options. Here at Pennsylvania Youth Club, teens have fun while preparing for adulthood.

The PYCA staff thinks of itself as an alternative to street-life, a deterrent to drug use and sales, and as mentors for a youthful population trying to find out where they fit in. We can't provide statistics as proof, but PYCA has shown so many teens a "better" way to earn money, play, study, pray and to relate to their parents and teachers we must be reducing crime and teenage pregnancy in the communities we serve.

We double as youth mentors, providing role models that help a child develop socially and emotionally. Mentors help kids understand and communicate their feelings, relate to their peers, develop relationships with adults and stay in school.
PYCA reaches teenagers before they lose their hopes, dreams and ambitions. We provide the fundamentals they so sorely lack: the ability and willingness to follow directives, to accept delayed gratification, to embrace teamwork, to develop the commitment and fortitude to finish any job they start, and the courage to give and accept love.

PYCA is in a never-ending fight to see that no teenager's life becomes a cliché, (i.e. "they fell through cracks"). Give them a chance - and all young people will achieve beyond expectations. They have a natural willingness to respond to caring leadership.
PYCA has been involved with youth for more than a decade and in that time we've seen innumerable success stories of every nature. Teens get to see that hope is real, that the alternatives offered are not just pipe dreams and what the program has done for other teenagers just like them. At the PYCA teens have fun while preparing for adulthood.

EVERY YEAR, CLOSE TO ONE-THIRD OF EIGHTEEN YEAR OLDS do not finish high school. The dropout rates for minority students, students from low-income families, and disabled students are even higher. This is not just a problem affecting certain individuals and schools. It is a community-wide problem that affects everyone. High school dropouts commit about 75 percent of crimes in the United States and are much more likely to be on public assistance than those who complete high school. The cost to the public for these crimes and welfare benefits is close to $200 billion annually.

Dropouts earn only about 60 percent of what high school graduates earn and only about 40 percent of the income of college degree holders - resulting in about $50 billon dollars in lost state and federal tax revenues each year. Dropouts are much more likely to have health problems than non-dropouts. A 1% increase in high school completion rate would save the United States $1.4 billion annually in health care costs.
Contact us today by email to speak with a knowledgeable mentor about setting up an event in your community.