Buffalo youth can find a place to learn and have fun in a safe environment at our youth group.
Our youth group is a chance for teens to learn and have fun in a safe environment. We do various fun activities throughout the year, some on site and some off site! We teach the bible through relevant topics that help teens to understand who God is.
Center for Buffalo Youth
Our youth center is located at 1221 Seneca Street in Buffalo, NY. It has video games, a pool table, foosball and more. We try to create an environment of home away from home with couches and a cafe!
Topics we teach about
Every session includes a focused teaching time. We teach about important issues teens face and give them a Christian perspective. We encourage the kids to open the Bible for themselves and think critically about it. Here are some of the topics we teach about in our youth sessions:
- Who is God?
- What is the Gospel?
- Drugs and Alcohol
- God and Relationships
- Purity of Heart
“I started at Steps being this shy girl that only talked to a close friend of mine. Then once I continued to attend, I got to learn about God and meet new friends along the way. Then God became part of my life as I began to sing and read bible verses. I feel more connected to God than I ever did. God has helped me in my personal life just by attending Steps. I have gotten to know that I should love myself as I love someone else. Also to know that God will always be there for me when I’m in hard times. I have had some hard times in my home life, with my mom leaving when I needed her most. The people at Steps are the people I trusted with the information I have talked to them about. God will always be at my side every step of the way in my life and in my heart, no matter what happens. God is always an important role in my life, and I can pray to about anything. I always have a bible close to me so I can be close to Him. I love that I went to Steps. I never thought I never had a connection to God before until now. God is someone that I now do need in my life and won’t ever have Him leave me.”Brittany, 20
For more youth stories check out our testimonies page!
Activities and Events
As well as creating a space that youth feel safe and loved, we also like to provide opportunities for them to get out and take part in activities. Here are some of the activities we offer:
- Snow Tubing
- Fundraising Events
- Weekend Camping Retreats – See Deeper
- Niagara Falls
- Movie Nights
- Cooking Classes