Stillwater Youth Center

Name of the Organization:

Stillwater Youth Center Inc.

Contact Name:

Joanie Matovich

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

406-322-5440  or 406-321-4466

Organization Address:

P.O. Box 1148    location: 1036 E. Pike Ave.

City, State, Zip

Columbus, MT 59019

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What is your organization’s mission?

              We essentially have a five-part mission at SYC:
              1. Our ultimate aim is to call kids to a lifelong love relationship with Jesus Christ.
              2. To reach and disciple youth.
              3. To actively guide youth to fulfill the Great Commission.
              4. To actively encourage youth to attend the church of their choice.
              5. To build and enhance relationships between adults and youth.

  1. What is your organization’s motto.

                     To REACH non-believing students,

                                    To CONNECT them with other Christians,

                                       To help them GROW in their faith, and

                                         To challenge them to DISCOVER

                                                        their ministry and HONOR GOD with their

Stillwater Youth Center is a Christian organization serving 3rd grade through Senior High youth in Stillwater County. A youth director and volunteer mentors provide programming and supervision. The Center is a place for youth to socialize, recreate, and study in a supportive Christian atmosphere.    Stillwater Youth Center is funded by tax-deductible charitable gifts.

SYC is a place to hang out with friends and make new friends, too. Inside the building we have a  racquet ball court, basketball  hoop, a pool table, ping-pong table, foosball table, air hockey, video games, cards, board games and a fully stocked snack shop. Enough to keep any kid busy for hours.  Beyond the games and activities, we offer three different youth groups for 3rd grade through high school (optional to attend) and facilitate chauffeured outings to concerts, the water slides, camps, retreats and more.  SYC sees between 75 and 100 youth a week.

Funds from Columbus MTGives will be used to facilitate our mission and all our activities and keep the youth center doors open for the youth.

SYC enhances our community by offering a facility with a variety of activities and amenities that appeal to the youth of this community. We are equipped with an indoor basketball court and gym, weight room, pool table, foos ball, library, computers, video games and newly planted yard equipped with a sprinkler system done by donors in the community.  We also employ a staff that is committed to ensuring the environment is safe, wholesome and encouraging. What separates us from other community centers is our main focal point, which is a relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In an unfortunate age where the family is under unprecedented attack, brokenness and abuse is far too common, and youth are bombarded with an ever shifting convenient morality, we seek to be light shining on the steadfastness of a good and loving Savior. We actively choose to stand in the gap as cycle breakers, and forge relationships with the youth and families of our community in which we can deliver the only medicine which is suitable for a sick and hurting generation, and that is a relationship with Jesus.