The name "Portal" is a science-fiction reference describing the overall "geeky" theme of our center. A portal to space & time... a way in.. The "2:20" is a Biblical reference to Galatians 2:20 which states "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave himself for me." Together we have created a unique new merger of science-fiction, fantasy, and pop-culture with the teachings of Jesus Christ so that we can better relate and communicate with todays teens.
- To reduce substance abuse and crime rates among teens.
- To increase teen productivity, positive attitudes and good character.
- To increase community pride and change perspective from self to others.
- Support parental guidance and reinforce raising up future outstanding citizens.
- Provide a safe and encouraging environment within our facility for teens to find entertainment as well as an escape from some of the pressures that they face every day.
- Offer mentorship through our volunteers where teens and adults can build relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
- Through Prayer and intercession for teens, either through our anonymous prayer box, or with a teen if they so choose.
- Taking the time to listen to teens who have specific struggles or questions and also help them refocus their priorities and work towards bettering themselves for the long term.
- Promote personal responsibility through basic facility rules and guidelines, while encouraging positive behavior through our Portal Credit system.