Rhawnhurst Turning Point

Center for Youth and Young Adults in NE Philly

The Service Saturday scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday July 26th, is BEING RESCHEDULED due to a scheduling conflict, and we WILL NOT be meeting at RTP tomorrow. We will be rescheduling this event for sometime this coming Fall. We apologize for the inconvenience!!!

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

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  • Summer at Turning Point!

    Summer is here, and Turning Point has a great line-up of Drop-In times, art classes, and weekend events to keep you busy all Summer long!  All programs are open to youth entering 6th grade – 12th grade in Fall 2014, are free of charge, and open to all youth without discrimination.


    Starting July 8th, join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-9 pm for Drop-In times!  Come and hang out with friends and volunteers, play board games, use our computers, work on summer reading and homework, watch movies, get creative with a craft project, and more.


    It’s not too late to register for one (or more) of our 6 great art classes offered through the Hoffman Art Program.  Click here for all the details on classes, including Craft Class, Mixed Media, Knitting and Crocheting, Writing, Choir, and coming soon a Mime Class!


    Join us every weekend for fun, learning and service!  Check out the full weekend schedule, including 3 Service Saturdays, an ongoing Star Wars Bible Study, and 2 great Movie Nights.  Registration is required for Service Saturdays, so be sure to sign up soon!


    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Dawn Friederich, Hoffman Art Program Manager: TurningPointArt@yahoo.com

    Andrew Smith, Weekend Program Manager: WeekendProgram@yahoo.com

    Cheryl Lafferty, Director: RhawnhurstTurningPoint@yahoo.com

  • Spring 2014 Hoffman Art Programs:


    REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for our Spring Art Classes, with 3 diverse classes for youth to choose from.  All classes are for youth in 6-12th grade and are free, but registration is required.


    Intro to Japanese Language and Culture: Tuesdays from April 22nd – June 10th, 6– 8pm     We are proud to have Temple University student, Samantha Parris, come and teach our very first language and cultural arts class! Ms. Parris has been studying the language for three years and even studied abroad in Tokyo! With everything from learning the alphabet to sampling cuisine, this class is an excellent introduction to learning about this fantastic culture.  To register for this class, please click here.


    Stylistic Drawing- Cartoons: Wednesdays from April 23rd – June 11th, 6pm – 8pm           University of the Arts graduate, Kaitlin Stopyra, teams up with Hoffman Art Program Manager, Dawn Friederich, in this study of various styles of cartoonism and the techniques behind the process. A classic class with a few new twists, Ms. Stopyra and Ms. Friederich will combine their knowledge and skill to cover a wide range of styles and mediums for you to experience.  To register for this class, please click here.


    Photography Club: Every Thursday from April 24th – June 12th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm            Dedicated volunteer and talented photographer, Greg Elgart, will be leading this relaxed environment, where you’ll be given the chance to experiment with the photographic arts and further your knowledge in the process, technology and terms used in the field of photography.  To register for this club, please click here.


    The class limit for our Spring Art Programs is 9 students, so be sure to register as soon as you can! If classes fill before you are able to register your student(s), we will take names for a waiting list for each of our classes.   Email Art Manager Dawn Friederich at TurningPointArt@yahoo.com with any questions.


  • 3rd Annual Bowling Fundraiser a Huge Success!



    Thank you to all everyone who came out on Feb. 8th for our 3rd Annual Bowling Fundriaser!  There were over 140 people at the event, and together we raised just over $3,000 to support the programs of Rhawnhurst Turning Point!


    (Not able to join us but still want to make a donation?  Click here to donate online)


    Thank you especially to the following businesses and individuals who gave the financial and in-kind support which helped make this event such a success:


    Our Lane Sponsors:

    • ARA-Merican Property Reports, 2402 Orthodox St., Phila., PA 19137; 215-289-7400; Http://www.ameri-prop.com
    • A Step Ahead Day Care, 7802-06 Castor Ave., Phila., PA 19152; 215-722-4700; AStepAheadDaycare@outlook.com
    • Pete’s Auto Service Center, 7832 Castor Ave., Phila., PA 19152; 215-742-9387, after 7pm – 267-246-3760
    • Redemption Lutheran Church, 8001 Bustleton Ave., Phila., PA 19152; 215-342-2085; www.RedemptionRhawnhurst.org
    • Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church, 7701 Loretto Ave., Phila., PA 19111; 215-342-2112; www.RhawnhurstPC.org


    The following businesses, who gave us free and discounted food and beverages:


    Everyone who made in-kind donations: 1911162_267604486731266_2734886_o

    • Rose & Dom Esposito for donating our paper products


    • Tom Heller and Amanda Jablonowski of AT Photography for donating their time and talents to be our photographers for this event: 609-81-Photo; Facebook.com/ATPortraits




    • Everyone who donated Raffle Baskets: Linda & Scott Brian, Molly Beck Dean, Dawn Friederich, Terri McGrody, Joy Lorah, Kaitlin Stopyra & Pr. Deb Wolfe


    • Jim Mack, for donating our Basket of Cheer


    All of our volunteers:1900303_267604473397934_789549706_o

    • Kaitlin Agne, Lynn Biddle, Molly Beck Dean, Clara Dean, Greg Elgart, Dawn Friederich, Tom Heller, Carmen Hernandez,  Lee Kaminski, Lynlee Kaminski, Bill Kane, Merry Kelly,  Jim Mack, Colleen Reardon, Amaurys Reyes, Andrew Smith, Lynn Turner, April, and Pr. Deb Wolfe.  (If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me!)


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