The Post Youth Center – Located in Downtown Goshen, Indiana
Right in our backyards are teens who face challenges that are difficult to overcome. These challenges might include coming from divorced homes, experiencing poverty, living in a home with someone who abuses drugs or alcohol, struggling in school, or wrestling with their spirituality. Youths need help to overcome these difficult circumstances; therefore, it is imperative that we come together as a community to address these issues. For this reason the Post Youth Center exists.
The Post is located in downtown Goshen and our mission is to provide a safe environment for our youth, challenging them through intentional relationships, opening the door to allow God to reveal their identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our founders, Lon and Judy Miller, wanted to establish a Christian community where everybody is welcome regardless of race, religion or lifestyle choice. Their goal was to share the love of Christ with any teen that walked through their doors.
Over 15 years later, this mission remains the same. Throughout our existence we have created an environment for teens to experience relationships with loving adults who can help guide them through life. We build these relationships by connecting through caring. We ask ourselves, “What is this teen missing that they need to succeed?”. When we discover the answer to this question, we attempt to provide the youth with that thing. We believe that meeting the needs of our teens builds a trusting connection that enables us to address their greatest need– their need for a healthy relationship with Jesus.
“Connecting Through Caring”
Please pray for our students and our leadership as we build supportive relationships together. Pray that we are able to share with our students the love of Jesus in a tangible, transformational way.
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We are offering programs that allow us to connect with area youth and teach important life skills. Each weekday evening, our youth are invited to participate in different events and programs. We have multiple ways staff and volunteers can partner to mentor our youth. We have had clubs centered around basketball, board games, weight lifting, Henna, cooking, crocheting/knitting, music appreciation and chess. All of these clubs are intended to build connections between adults and students. If you have a skill and some spare time you would like to share while connecting with our youth, give us a call and let’s see what we can do together.