Support Our Mission to Build Up Teens

Campaign Created by: Portal 220 Teen Center, Inc.

The funds from this campaign will be received by .

Goal: USD $1,000,000
Raised: USD $ 33,071

💫 The Portal 2:20 Teen Center is on a mission to #BuildUpTeens! 

* Do you know a teen who may be struggling to find their purpose? Struggling to make friends, or to fit in?

* What about a teen involved in lots of things but at times seems lost or disconnected?

The mission of the Portal 2:20 Teen Center is to make a difference in the lives of teenagers who feel out of place, misjudged, lonely or disconnected by providing a safe place where teens can connect, build friendships and learn the Truth about their purpose in life.

We exist so that every teen knows they are loved, worthy, valuable and enough!

💫 What we advertise is a safe place for teens to go and hang out, play games and have fun. That is the draw. A tool we use to successfully pull kids away from their isolation and into a community. The teens that come to Portal come from all walks of life and from many different schools. The way we operate encourages the teens to interact with one another, giving them a way to get to know each other without the awkwardness of having to strike up a conversation or the cheesyness of get-to-know-you activities. Its a place to play and have fun. But along the way, kids slowly come out of their shell, learn to make friends and gain confidence in who they are. A teen once decribed us like this: "Portal is not a place, it's a people." Which is so true! The Portal 2:20 Teen Center is not about the building and the stuff- those are just tools- it's about the friendships and community the kids make while they are there.

The Portal 2:20 Teen Center is currently operating inside a local church that has graciously offered us a place to do so. However, it is only a temporary arrangement. Although the church allows us to give the kids a physical space, it isnt the ideal situation, nor is it a place where we can operate on a full-time schedule or scale.

We are working towards building a brand new facility that will not only give us our own space to utilize on a full-time schedule, but also allow us to create an environment catered directly to teens. With the generous donation of property located near 211 N. Lynn St (behind Memorial Park), along with hiring a local building company we are working towards making that vision a reality. The next step is raising the funds needed to move forward.

The all new teen center will feature various video games, arcade games, pool tables, Foosball, air hockey, as well as various board and card games. Teens will be able to relax in our comfortable lounge area and enjoy foods from our concession stand and snack bar. The stage will be set for music, movies, karaoke, dancing and more! 

❤️ Your contribution to our building fund will be essential to making this vision a reality! We appreciate your support! ❤️

Find out more details about who we are and what we do by visiting our website: and you can also follow us on social media FB: @Portal220VanWert & IG: @Portal220 FB: @Portal220VanWert & IG: @Portal220 #Portal220TeenCenter and #PocketPortal

💫 Portal 2:20 Teen Center is a faith-based non-profit organization making a difference in the lives of teenagers. Our organization was founded in 2015, and our first location opened its doors in February of 2017. We are comitted to serving those who feel out of place, misjudged, lonely or disconnected. We do this by providing a place where teens can connect and build friendships while providing them an uplifting and encouraging atmosphere where they are shown the love of Jesus Christ.    

Thank you for prayerfully donating to our cause and supporting our mission! ❤️


Letter of Intent Signed with Local Builder
August 7, 2023
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After months of searching for the best option for building our new facility, we are pleased to announce we have signed a letter of intent with local builder Alexander and Bebout!  While the cost of the new facility is higher than our initial hopes, we have faith that this company will do an outstanding job and that God will provide for our every need at just the right time.  In the meantime, we continue to fundraise and share about the work we do for the teens in our community while they get to work creating renderings and drawings of our new facility!

Upcoming events include Karaoke Dance Night at the Van Wert County Fair August 31st from 6-9pm under the Gospel Tent

A Super Smash Brothers Video Game Tournament hosted at the Well Nutrition on September 28th from 6-9pm

Be sure to follow us on social media for more information about all upcoming events and activities!  Thank you!

6th Year Anniversary Update!
February 20, 2023
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It feels like a long road but in all reality things have been going well behind the scenes! God is good! Today we celebrate 6 years in operation and we have been steadily moving forward! 

The donated property is officially ours! While we don't have an official address yet (that comes when we file for a building permit), we have the deed in hand, and we also have CAD designs for the building itself!! 

Next step is to take our designs to a few local builders for a final quote! We still believe that the costs will be around our $500,000 goal OR LESS!!  

Thank you for all your prayers, our youth are so important and we are excited to see what God has planned for our community! 

Property Update!
July 6, 2022
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In case you haven't been following us on social media (what are you waiting for!?), we have exciting news about the location where our new facility will be built!  There is a piece of property that has recently changed ownership, and the new owners have decided to have a portion of this property divided off and DONATED to the Portal 2:20 Teen Center as the location for our new building!!  We are so beyond excited and blessed that God is providing for us!  Meantime we are (not always so patiently) waiting for all the details of this donation to be carried out. As soon as we have the final details in writing, we will reveal the exact address of this property- but for now, just know that it is located near downtown Van Wert, OH within walking & biking distance to the Goedde Building, Eggers High School Stadium and will be in full view of Main Street! Have YOU seen our sign yet? If so let us know!!

God has a plan... one step at a time!  


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