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Canonsburg Campus Life

Directors

JR & Erica Gardner

For over (blank years) Our youth ministry has helped youth in our community develop character, find belonging, discover purpose and direction, and find stability, all within a group of uplifting peers lead by trained leaders who live and teach the Love of God. And though we have found immense success, there is still much more work to be done to create a better community for your kids.

As a parent or grandparent, you know how difficult our world is for our youth today. Statistics show that mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are higher than any point in the history of our country and are only on the rise. Young individuals are struggling to fulfill everyday tasks as they are being weighed down by these internal issues haunting their minds daily and distracting them from growing and taking the correct steps for successful adulthood. Isolation is a big factor that forms in these situations since these kids feel as if they are alone in their struggles. But they must know they are not alone.

Our ministry has been successfully helping youth in our community by giving them positive friend groups of up-lifting peers and trained leaders. It has been a true joy to see the transformation in the lives of hurting youth as we see them go from places of sorrow to happiness. Our ministry draws young individuals out of isolation and helps them heal from the harms of their everyday issues. Youth are completely transformed and enlightened by the discovery of their purpose and direction in life.

Jesus is a divine healer, and he has given his followers the task to heal the broken by teaching about His Love. The groups that we run are prominent pockets of light in our community that offer kids friendship, healing, and purpose, all through the Love of Christ!

We offer ministry groups for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college-aged young adults. Each group provides youth with weekly impactful meetings as well as seasonal trips and events throughout the year.

We have experienced immense success at introducing kids to Christ and helping them grow in their faith.

Campus Life at the Armory is for ANY 6-8th grade students. Join us for FUN, GAMES, DISCUSSION, FRIENDS, RELEVANT TALKS and more!  Campus Life is completely FREE.  We meet every Tuesday during the school year from 7-8:30pm.

Canonsburg High School Campus Life is open to ANY 9-12th graders and meets on Wednesday evenings during the school year at the Armory Mentor House, 216 Taylor Drive, Canonsburg.

For more details, contact JR Gardner at jrgardner@yfcmp.org.

For all the lastest news and updates…

Social Media– Feel free to follow us on Instagram or Facebook by searching: thearmoryyouthcenter
Direct Text Message to your phone- To join our REMIND text message group, simply send this text message @armory to the number 81010.

Email: To receive news and updates via email please contact jrgardner@yfcmp.org

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 Middle School Campus Life

Our Middle School Program offers weekly meetings and events for middle schoolers that provide them with good peers, connection with God, and a multitude of trained leaders who desire to develop trusting and healthy mentor relationships with them. We desire to help middle schoolers engage in a positive group of friends and Godly leaders who will help them through developmental middle school years and serve as a solid foundation to help them have a positive high school experience as well.

Weekly Meetings

Our weekly meetings are where middle schoolers come together as friends to have a fun filled night of games, food, and discussions about Life, Purpose, and Jesus. These meetings are facilitated by our Director Andrew Barney and our other trained leaders with the mission to positively impact the youth.

When we meet:

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Upcoming Events

Our events are meant to be a great way for new youth to discover and check out our group. We create these events to be a fun time for all and welcoming to newcomers. These events entail a wide range of activities like slip in slides and foam parties or ice skating and trampoline parks. We know how to facilitate a safe fun time!

Upcoming Trips

We have two big trips for middle schoolers every year. These trips serve as a great adventure for middle schoolers as they always entail fun things like, waterparks, rollercoasters, white water rafting, and so much more. It offers these young ones a chance to travel, see, and experience new things alongside their friends and leaders. They always cherish these trips and develop memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

High School Campus Life

Our High School Program offers weekly meetings and events for High schoolers that provide them with good peers, connection with God, and a multitude of trained leaders who desire to develop trusting and healthy mentor relationships with them. We facilitate a group for highschoolers that cultivates growth for them mentally, spiritually, and socially as we help Highschoolers discover who they are and inspire them to be leaders in their community. Our hopes are to help Highschoolers grow in their relationship with God and establish foundation in their identity that will help have direction for their college years and beyond that.

Weekly Meetings

Our weekly meetings are where High schoolers come together as friends to have a fun filled night of games, food, and discussions about Life, Purpose, and Jesus. These meetings are facilitated by our Highschool Director, Andrew Barney and our other trained leaders, with the mission to positively impact the teenagers of our community.

When we meet:

Weekday:

Time:

Upcoming Events

Our events are meant to be a great way for new youth to discover our group and become acquainted with the teenagers and leaders in our group already. These events are a fun time for all and entail activities like capture the flag and picnics or ice skating and theme parks. We know how to facilitate a safe fun time!

Young Adult Group

Young Adults is a group offered to individuals who have graduated high school. From its recent conception, this program has truly given young adults a strong family which has continued to grow and offer more and more of the Christian foundation they so desperately need. Everyone in this group is there for each other, loves one another, and does life together to stay on track toward the purpose that Christ has for all of us.

Weekly Meetings

Meetings for the Young Adult group take place every Wednesday. Together Young Adults learn how to read and interpret the bible in the way it was meant to as they are led by sincerely educated bible scholars dedicated to discovering Christ and His will for all of creation so that we may live according to His majestic way of life. Meetings consist of biblical studies, discussion, prayer, and are always followed up by some great food!

When do we meet?

Weekday: Wednesday

Time: 8:15 pm -9:30 pm

Events

As a group of young adults, we know how to have fun! From holiday meals to movie nights and other fun activities, we like to get together and join in fellowship with one another. Events are a great way for members of the group to bring their friends and help them meet everyone involved in the group already.

Trips

Trips are a good way to get away from the distractions of everyday life. The young adult group trips can range from things like camping trips to theme parks. It’s a great way for the group to grow closer to one another and closer to Jesus.

Armory Youth Center

We founded the Armory Youth Center on (insert date), and ever since, it has been a prominent part of our community. What was an old Armory for the U.S. Army has now been turned into a Youth Facility that can house a huge diversity of activities and programs for the youth. The first floor is composed of a full gymnasium with a full-sized basketball court and batting area. Beneath the first floor is a common area with doorways that lead to a workout room with proper exercise equipment, a gaming room, a kitchen, and large padded room for wrestling classes.

Here at the Armory We have host a number of after school programs for kids that facilitate things for educational purposes, life mentoring, and athletic training. Our Facility is commonly used for athletic programs, after school academic programs, mentoring programs, Campus life club meetings, and Community partnership programs. Our facility has become well known in the community for helping youth grow mentally, physically, educationally, and spiritually as we are founded upon the mission of introducing individuals to the love of Jesus.

Learn more about the Armory Youth Facility

Rent out our Facility

Our Facility is open to individuals and organizations who desire to rent it out for their programs. The Armory Youth Center has been found favorable to many as a place to facilitate activities and programs.

If you desire to rent out our facility, click the link below to learn more about our renting options and fill an application to get started on scheduling your activities here.

The Armory Youth Center Renting Options