Youth for Christ History
Youth for Christ works together with other like-minded partners to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact the world around them. We are committed to empowering the children, youth, and families of our community by providing faith-based services that enhance their emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational well-being through our educational and outreach programs.
Since 1944, YFC has had a distinctive history of youth outreach with the mission of positively impacting young people everywhere by working together with the local community.
Youth for Christ (YFC FTL) provides free educational and outreach programs that are inclusive and accessible to all children and youth throughout Broward County. Through its programs, YFC FTL seeks to provide an environment for positive youth development, thereby enabling these students to reach their full potential in life. There are four programs under the umbrella of YFC FTL: MYLI (Multiply Youth Leadership Initiative), Campus Life, Catalyst Hip-Hop, and Juvenile Justice Outreach.
YFC FTL programs effectively engage children and youth of all ages and all social, religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
Youth for Christ exists to help young people develop a relationship with Jesus and reach their God-given potential.
YFC FTL is committed to empowering the children, youth, and families of our community by providing faith-based services that enhance their emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational well-being through our educational and outreach programs.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST FORT LAUDERDALE
- Is launching outreaches at 7 ministry sites
- Serves nearly 500 youth annually
- Partners with 12 churches and organizations
- Need $240,000 in 2021-2022
BROWARD FACTS AND STATS
- 261,000 youth in Broward, ages 11-19
- 19 % of people under the age of 18 are living in poverty
- 34% of Broward’s youth are living in a single-parent home
- Broward County is the 6th largest school district in the nation with 33 high schools and 43 middle schools
- Single greatest challenge for teenagers is lack of positive adult involvement in their lives
VISION FOR 2021-2025
We will raise up an army of adults to invest in Broward's youth that will:
- Initiate Project Broward: mentoring for probation youth
- Launch 2 Catalyst Hip-Hop outreaches
- Establish Campus Life Clubs on 20 campuses
- Recruit a church to adopt each outreach
- Hire a part-time staff person for each site
- Resource 10 church youth leaders