Coal Country Youth Center




Teen Center



About Us

Contact Us


  • Our Mission
    • To provide affordable and accessible child care to all families in our community.
    • To emphasize that families can forever influence their children and that we support families to the greatest extent possible in the promotion of healthy behaviors among their children.
    • To foster community-wide prevention of negative behavior among our youth.


  • Our View
    • The Coal Country Hang-Out Youth Center (CCHYC) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that began in 2001 as a response to the social and human service needs in Northern Cambria County. The Coal Country Hang-Out Youth Center is designed to offer programs needed to counteract the devastation experienced by families in a geographically isolated and economically deprived area. CCHYCís goal is to continue and to expand a holistic approach to educational, cultural, and spiritual devastation experienced by families as the result of the collapse of itís primary industry, coal mining. These young people are increasingly at risk in an emerging global economy with its attendant language and cultural diversities.


  • How we Support Children in Need
    • The Teen Center provides recreational space including a basketball/volleyball court, pool tables, video games, stereo, 60 inch TV with VCR/DVD players. FaithTech computer site provides computers, internet access, free classes, and supervised lab time. After school and summer enrichment programs provide free instruction in the arts (dance, theatre, puppetry, and videography), and the environmental sciences. The Daycare serves 40 children during the hours of 5:45am - 6:15pm Monday - Friday.  The Center works together with Child Care Information Services to provide subsidy for qualifying families.