Created to address the unique needs of Southwest Lancaster City, the Bright Side Opportunities Center offers a wide range of services and resources to provide opportunities for all—especially the youth—within our community. We believe a strong community is made up of healthy individuals, and focus our efforts on providing opportunities for people to thrive emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
The Bright Side Opportunities Center is an outgrowth of Bright Side Baptist Church in Lancaster, PA. The Center, is an independent non-profit social service facility located at the corner of Wabank Road and Hershey Avenue in Southwest Lancaster City. The Center offers a wide variety of health, social service and educational programs for people of all ages. The Bright Side Opportunities Corporation works collaboratively with many Lancaster health and social service providers to operate vital programs that serve the entire community.
Every day a new opportunity...
Every day a new opportunity for... Health and Fitness
The center has a PIAA full-sized gymnasium, locker rooms and a state of the art Fitness Center located on the first floor targeting young people and adults who traditionally have not exercised or lead sedentary lifestyles. Membership in the completely renovated fitness center includes personal training by a certified personal trainer. Zumba, Yoga and Body Pump classes also offered.
Every day a new opportunity for... Education and Leadership Development
Eight classrooms, a library and a computer lab occupy the second floor. Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 is at home here in Bright Side Opportunities Center, teaching English to over 335 people each year from 27 native languages.
Every day a new opportunity for... Medical Services
A collaboration with Southeast Lancaster Health Services enables accessible health care to low income and uninsured children and families. The full service medical facility is within walking distance is located on the third floor.
Every day a new opportunity for... Financial Management
The Fulton Bank runs a full service banking office. The Center also offers financial literacy programs for youth in collaboration with Fulton Bank. Additional financial management is available to assist families with budgeting, credit repair and savings.
Every day a new opportunity for... Youth Development
After school care and tutoring are offered for kindergarten through middle school aged children throughout the school year. Our After School Program is in collaboration with the Village of Love Early Learning Academy and is CCIS approved. The Bright Side Baptist Church runs a full scale youth program which focuses on character building on Wednesday evenings.
Every day a new opportunity for... Senior Citizens
A social atmosphere and fellowship including, health classes, outings, noon meals and access to fresh produce weekly.