Nothing makes a bigger impact on a young person than an authentic Christ-sharing relationship with a caring adult!
We are asking God to raise up an army of caring adults who will establish relationships with kids in Campus Life clubs and juvenile institutions, in urban neighborhoods and with parenting teens around Denver. We need mentors, intercessors, financial partners and help in the office. Wherever your gifts and talents lie, you can make an eternal difference in a young person's life!
Keep scrolling for more information on how you can get involved!
Mentoring is one of the most effective tools we have to see a life changed for eternity.
Want to Go Deeper and Become a Mentor?
At Denver Area Youth For Christ, a mentor is a person who is committed to "doing life" with a young person.
We are a relational ministry which means:
Being present (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually)
Being committed and consistent
Being a great listener
Aiding a young person with life's challenges (providing wisdom, helping him/her with school, helping him/her find a job, helping him/her get connected with a church, etc.)
Pursuing God and then hopefully getting to a place where the mentor and young person can pursue God together
Loving the young person with all you have.
Everything we do is about establishing authentic Christ-sharing relationships, and we need Christian adults just like you to make this possible. These relationships generate lasting transformation and become very significant in the lives of our students.
To be a part of a student's life through mentoring and relationship, we are looking for Christian adults who are consistent and committed to spending time with a Campus Life student:
Be present (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually)
Be a great listener, being a safe place for students to share about their lives, faith, friends, family, etc.
Helping students navigate life's challenges and meeting them where they're at
Pursuing God and then hopefully getting to a place where you and students pursue God together
Loving students with all you have in Christ
Having lots of fun with students and caring about their lives
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.
The heart of this ministry is the mentoring of young people in the community who are facing significant life challenges and/or may already be involved in the juvenile justice system.
Will you accept the invitation to change a life?
Many factors account for the variety of reasons youth find themselves incarcerated in Colorado. Substance abuse, family life, and friends are just a few. A large percentage of currently incarcerated juveniles ran away from home in the year prior to being locked up. Life on the streets, for these kids, was more attractive than life at home.
Did you know?
The age of young people incarcerated in Colorado ranges between ten and twenty years old.
When they get released, juvenile ex-offenders often head straight back to the same influences that led to their delinquency in the first place.
At DAYFC, we believe that intervention begins with the establishment of healthy adult relationships.
Having a mentor can be the catalyst which breaks the cycle of crime in the life of a young offender. Thousands of incarcerated juveniles means thousands of mentors needed.
Imagine what it would be like, to see young men and women being released from juvenile correctional institutions, set on a path toward becoming disciples of Christ rather than delinquents of culture. The payoff is unquestionably worth it! Millions of dollars each year could be invested on education, rather than spent on incarceration. Thousands of young people will turn from a path of darkness, to a path of light. Will you accept the invitation to change a life?
Being an adolescent is hard enough but try adding being a single parent and the challenges multiply!
Does anyone out there care enough to be there for me?
How do I support myself and a child?
How do I finish high school and pursue a career?
What about the friends I have lost and the judgmental looks?
How can I be a good parent?
Teen moms and dads are asking for a friend to walk this journey with them!
What is required of me?
Be a great listener and a safe person for a teen parent to share about his/her life, faith, friends, family, etc.
Help a young parent navigate life's challenges and meet him/her where he/she is at.
Spend time weekly.
Share Christ's love and hopefully get to a place where you pursue God together.
Love a parent and child with all you have in Christ.
Have lots of fun.
Impact two generations at once!
In just a couple of hours a week, you can give life to a young person’s story. Get started today. Just some of the many ways you can be involved include:
- Bible Study or Community/Small Group Leader
- Campus Life Club volunteer
- Campus Life Breakfast volunteer
- Community Support Team
- Prayer Warrior
- YFC Board Member
- Administrative & Office volunteer
- Event Chaperone
- Event Driver
- Worship Service Volunteer
- Event Volunteer
- Life skills instructor
- Make and/or provide snacks, breakfast, or dinner for events
Check out our individual ministry sites to find more specific ways you can be involved or keep scrolling for more detailed information on mentoring!