2017 Spring Campaign

$16,200 raised of $24,000 goal!

Need

There are 400,000 11-19 year old youth in San Diego County:

  • Over 150,000 are growing up without a father in their home; they are nine times more likely to drop out of school and 20 times more likely to be incarcerated
  • 14,400 have a parent in prison; they are seven times more likely than their peers to end up behind bars
  • 26,400 are arrested every year
  • 400 youth will spend tonight in a juvenile detention facility

These youth are at the highest risk to not finish high school, become homeless, or to become entangled in gangs, drugs, crime, and trafficking.

Solution

This year we launched Juvenile Justice Ministry (JJM) in San Diego. We implemented a one-on-one mentoring model that has proven success in cities such as Denver, Houston, and Seattle. To pilot this ministry expansion in San Diego, we matched 9 Angel Tree youth who have had a parent in prison with adult mentors. We’re expanding this program to youth who are on probation, and we have been approved by the Probation Department as a mentoring program. Campus Life after school clubs more than doubled their reach during 2016 and are growing. Church partnerships are increasing, and we are now conducting monthly mentor training.

Vision

Youth For Christ has a vision to reach one million lost youth a year nationwide. That’s one million youth a year who are in a relationship with a YFC Leader who is actively sharing Christ. Our new ministry in San Diego is an important part of our national ministry expansion. Our goals in San Diego for the upcoming year are:

  • Establish after-care mentoring for youth who are on probation
  • Increase Campus Life impact
  • Establish new ministry site at Roosevelt Middle School

God had positioned Youth For Christ for profound ministry impact among the most overlooked, ignored and lost teenagers across our country. If we can multiply our volunteer ministry leaders, our ministry will continue to grow. We can only do this with you!

YFC ministry impact in San Diego is growing, and in order to sustain our growth trajectory, we have a goal to raise $24,000 between now and June 30, 2017.

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