Lighthouse Youth Center will be celebrating their 15th Birthday this April, on Wednesday the 28th.
This ministry’s mission is to be a beacon for Christ to the youth of the community. Lighthouse offers youth a safe place to enjoy fellowship and have fun, be surrounded by responsible and compassionate Christian leaders, get homework support, and best of all hear the love of our Savior, Jesus. Lighthouse has had over 124,373 visits, and served over 5,200 unique youth. Since its inception, LYC has helped over 30 youth enjoy the blessing of baptism and helped countless youth with employment opportunities.
Lighthouse has also employed 27 seminary students over the last 15 years.
Working at LYC allows the seminarians to gain valuable experience in youth ministry, urban settings and work with bilingual youth. LYC has served youth ages 10-18 in the Havenwoods neighborhood of Milwaukee for 15 years, in the Garden Homes neighborhood of Milwaukee for 9 years, and the Polonia neighborhood for a 1 year. Lighthouse is actively searching for new campuses to expand their ministry’s work to more youth. The Polonia campus makes LYC the first ministry based youth center to serve both the north and south sides of Milwaukee. This new campus’ first floor is completely renovated, and LYC is currently renovating the building’s basement to accommodate their new cooking program.