Rhawnhurst Turning Point

Center for Youth and Young Adults in NE Philly

Providing a center for youth and young adults where they can learn, grow, serve, and have fun in a safe environment supported by caring volunteers and Christian Staff

Recent News

  • Summer Programs and Schedule

    RTP’s Summer Program will begin this year the week of July 10th and run through the week of August 14th. All programming is open to youth entering 6th grade and up in Fall 2017, and is free of charge. Please read all the details below and email Kim at Kim.Hibbs@RhawnhurstTurningPoint.com with any questions!


    Drop-In Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-9pm

    Stop by to play games, use the computers, work on Summer Reading or Homework, watch moies, hangout with our great volunteers, and just have a safe, fun and FREE place to spend your afternoon and evenings.


    Special Summer Drop in Activity: “Thursday Night at the Movies”

    Each Thursday starting at 6:00 pm we will show a different movie, complete with popcorn and snacks. Bring your suggestions and a friend so we can enjoy some great movies together!


    Hoffman Art Program

    Registration is required for each class as space is limited, so grab a friend and sign up today!


    Science Club: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm:

    Join us for a summer of experiments, learning and fun, led by Kim. This summer will focus on animal sciences and include trips to Philadelphia’s Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion. Click here to register.


    Craft Class: Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 pm:

    What better way to beat the heat than by getting a little crafty! Come out and relax with volunteer Jacinta on Tuesday evenings as you make a different craft creation each week! Click here to register.


    Visual Arts (&Crafts) Class: Wednesdays 6-8 pm.

    A little bit of this and a little bit of that, join volunteer Dawn for a mix of visual art and crafts. Painting, decoupage, crafts, and more, we will dabble in a bit of everything Wednesday evenings and also design the next large wall art piece to be placed in the center! Click here to register.


    Savage Worlds Role Playing Game: Thursdays 2:30-5:30pm:

    Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity led by volunteer Mike. Using the Savage Worlds game system, students will come together to create a world and the characters that inhabit it. After that, they’ll take their personal characters and play through an adventure designed just for them. Click here to register.

  • Help RTP Finish the Year Financially Strong


    As we approach the end of our Fiscal Year, RTP is asking for YOUR help! Would you consider helping us reach this goal? Click here to donate online.

    Every dollar makes a difference.

    $20 covers the cost of snacks for 1 week
    or the water bill for 1 month
    $40 covers ink for our printers for 1 month
    $60 covers an 8 week art class for 1 youth
    $80 covers an 8 week music class for 1 youth
    $100 covers our internet bill for 1 month.
    $130 covers the cost of 1 van trip to Feast Night
    $300 covers the cost of rent for 1 week

    If you are unable to donate online or prefer sending a check, donations can also be mailed to:
    Rhawnhurst Turning Point, 7812 Castor Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19152 Attn: Kim Hibbs.

    Thank you in advance for your generous support and for enabling us to change the lives of 6-12th grade youth in our community!


    Wrapping up the school year at RTP
    The school year is slowly coming to a close, and at RTP, we have seen youth coming in to work on projects, study for exams, and get some extra help before the end of the year. We will continue to be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until June 8th, which will be our last day and end of year party!

    Then we will take a break as we gear up for our Summer Programing, which will begin on July 11th. Be sure to keep an eye on upcoming Newsletters, emails and Facebook posts! The Summer Hoffman Art Schedule is still in the works, but information and registration will be posted soon!

  • 2017 Bowling Thank You!


    Thank you to everyone who helped to make our 6th Annual Bowling Fundraiser on February 11, 2017 a huge success!  Whether you came out to bowl, made an in-kind donation, sponsored a lane, or volunteered at the event, we couldn’t have done this without you! We are still tallying up income and expenses and hoping for a few last donations to come in; we have raised almost $3,000 – if you weren’t able to join us but still want to make a donation, you can mail a check to the center or donate online by clicking here.

    We also want to specifically thank those businesses and individuals who made monetary or in-kind donations to our Bowling Fundraiser!  Please read through the list below, and be sure to thank these local businesses for their investment in our community through your patronage and support!


    Click here for more photos from our Bowling Fundraiser!


    Thank you to the following organizations and businesses who invested in Turning Point at a $100 level by sponsoring a lane!

    A Step Ahead Day Care, Inc.: Offering Pre-K & Before/After Care
    7802-06 Castor Ave., Phila., PA 19152; 215-722-4700AStepAheadDaycare@outlook.com

    J.A.S.Co. Appliance Service: Repair, Service & Installation, all Makes/Models
    Phone: 267-246-0960http://jascoapplianceservice-phila-bucks-montco.com

    Martin Law: Working for people who can’t.  Free Consultations.
    1818 Market Street, 35th Floor, Phila PA 19103; 215-587-8400www.PAWorkInjury.com

    Raymond James Financial Services: Robert Lankin, Branch Manager
    633 N. Easton Road., Glenside PA 19038;  215-887-9990bob.lankin@raymondjames.com

    In-Kind Donations:

    Thank you to the following businesses and individuals who invested in Turning Point through in-kind donations for our raffle baskets, food room, door prizes, and more.

    Bellissima Pizza: 215-745-8676
    7816 Castor Ave., Phila., PA 19152; www.BellissimaPizzeria.com

    Raffle Basket Donors: Linda & Scott Brian, Megan Tigreros, Dan Hibbs, Cheryl Lafferty, Mike Lafferty, Bonni Lafferty, Jim Mack, Pr. Deb Wolfe, Mike Szczepaniak, Samantha Parris, & Mellissa Coine

    Door Prize Donors: Linda and Scott Brian Mike Szczepaniak

    Paper Products and Desserts: Rose Esposito, Dennis Singmaster, Molly Cameron, Dominick Panno, & Amber Sowers

    We also want to thank Thunderbird Lanes, Holme Ave:
    whose support and partnership has helped to make this fundraiser such a success! Please be sure to show them your thanks for supporting RTP by spreading the word about their Bowling Alley and giving them your business!

    Thunderbird Lanes: 3075 Holme Ave., Phila. PA 19136


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