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The Bethany Center for Champions (BCC) was founded by Bethany Church in 2009. In cooperation with the West Orange community, a vision was formed to provide a center for youth and families.

Research has shown that the hours immediately following school is when youth are most likely to participate in destructive behavior.

The BCC addresses the spiritual, developmental, social, physical, and academic needs of 6th through 12th grade students of West Orange and surrounding communities. Our vetted staff and volunteers provide a safe haven for vulnerable youth in a distinctly Christian atmosphere.

The Bethany Center for Champions relies on individual and corporate donations, partnerships, and grants to maintain its programs, as well as volunteers for homework coaching, tutoring, food preparation, and winter/spring basketball leagues. Please join us by volunteering!


"Redeeming the Critical Hours: 3-6 p.m. What time of day – not of month, but of day – do teenage girls get pregnant? In short, when are they having sex? It turned out that it wasn’t the weekend but the workday; it wasn’t midnight but mid-afternoon…then came the study asking what time of day juvenile crimes were committed. Once again, the most popular hours were between 3 and 6 p.m.…When 75% of the mothers of school-age children are working, millions are left worrying about the hole in the day." 

– Ellen Goodman, Philadelphia Inquirer
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