The Joseph H. Firth Youth Center is a privately
owned 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in
the heart of Phillipsburg, NJ. We are run by a board
of directors who are all strictly volunteers.
Although we are not a town owned facility, we
receive, with great appreciation, support from the
Town of Phillipsburg and it's many departments.

Since opening it's doors in 1954, the Firth Youth
Center has been the home to many local and
surrounding district's sports organizations games
and events. The Center has also teamed up with
local organizations to make sure the youth of this
historical town have every opportunity they
deserve. These organizations include but are not
limited too: The Phillipsburg Municipal Alliance,
Community Prevention Resources of Warren
County, Landis Outreach Center (Lafayette
College), Phillipsburg Historical Society and many

As a non-profit, we also receive support from local
businesses, foundations and individuals. Just a
few to mention are the Elizabeth Firth Wade
Foundation, the Georgia Hiden Charitable
Foundation,  McWane Ductile, Avantor, Crayola,
United Water, the Hillis Group, PNC Bank, The
Hajdu Group and many more. We thank all of you
for your support to make the Firth Youth Center a
Volunteer Board of Directors

Mark Reda, President
Jeffrey Russo, Vice President
Donna Schaare, Secretary
Michael Pintabone, Treasurer
Maija Amaro
Jack Budd
Estelle Gehringer
Robert Gould
Brian Hajdu
Jennifer Hillis
Deborah Hosbach
Brian Tipton

Town Representatives
Mayor Stephen R. Ellis
Councilman Bernie Fey, Jr.

Leadersjip Team
Executive Director....Dawn L. Slifer
Program Director....Donald T. Kophazy, Jr.
Administrative Assistant.....Betty Hoyd

If you wish to volunteer at the
Firth Youth Center, call 908-454-7281
" is with the hope that all young people of the
town, rich and poor, are going to use it. Instead
of meeting on street corners, meet here and see
what it has to offer. Naturally I want older people
to also enjoy it in as many ways as they can. If
you will all promise to do this, you will make me
feel that I have done something worthwhile for
the town. Make me happy and make it a great

-Elizabeth Firth-Wade
Joseph H. Firth Youth Center
A non-profit organization
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Office Hours:
9am - 4:30pm
Saturdays by appointment

Drop-In Hours

Drop-In hours will resume on
September 5.

Please check back for exact
times in August