Different Ways to Reach Different Youth...
There are so many ways the youth now undergo all types of difficulties and experience darkness all around them. Their struggles could be working through family issues, cutting, suicidal ideation and attempts, struggles with identity and trying to fit in a world that seems to not want them, the loss of a friend or family member... and so much more.
So that's where we come in. We strive to show them that there's still hope and a way to come out of the darkness. There's light in the dark. And one that lasts forever.
Below are the various types of ministries where we reach youth in all areas and types of life.
Reaching Kids in their own world
Youth For Christ's Campus Life is where staff and volunteers provide a positive influence on school campuses and in communities around the Denver area. Supportive and caring adults help students wrestle with issues they face and pursue a balanced life mentally, physically, socially and spiritually.
There are so many ways we try to engage with students: weekly breakfasts at their schools, clubs (which includes weekly messages, food and fun), mentoring, fun and safe activities/events, small groups, connection with local resources, Winter and Summer Trips, etc.
If you would like to become involved, either as a participant or volunteer, the buttons below will take you to more information on Campus Life, our locations and an email for any questions!
YFC reaches them in city neighborhoods...
Youth For Christ's City Life is a relational, holistic, community-based ministry that desires to see deep change in an urban neighborhood through the raising of indigenous leaders from the young people in that community.
YFC reaches them in jails and other hard places...
Youth For Christ’s Juvenile Justice Ministries staff and over one hundred adult volunteers provide Chaplaincy programs, one-on-one appointments, Bible Studies, Church Services and Mentoring, seeing over 3700 incarcerated and newly released youth every year. Serving youth in diversion, probation, detention, and committed facilities in the Denver Area, JJM staff and volunteers provide a continuum of ministry to youth as they make their way through the system.
Providing a hope and a future for teen parents
Youth For Christ's Parent Life reaches expectant and parenting teens and their children through intentional relationships with trained adults and community partnerships. Parent Life ministry empowers teen parents to make good choices and encourages them to further their education and move toward independent living and become life-long followers of Jesus Christ.
It isn’t easy being a teenager these days:
- Suicide is the number one cause of death among teenagers ages 15-19.
- The average teenager takes their first drink at age 13.
- The average age at which a teen becomes sexually active is 15 for girls and 14 for boys.
- In Colorado, over 10,000 young people between the ages of 10 and 21 are incarcerated every year.
- On any given day there are 1627 kids locked up in Colorado.
- Most people who don’t make a decision to follow Jesus in their teenage years, never do!
Struggling with suicide? Drug/Alcohol Recovery? Unplanned Pregnancy? Other? Click here for a list of Community Resources.