Bring hope to the hopeless!

It isn't easy being a teenager these days:

  • Suicide is the number one cause of death aong 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.
  • Most people who don't make a decision to follow Jesus in their teenage years, never do!

YFC reaches out to students through the following ways...

Youth for Christ's ministy staff and adult volunteers provide a positive influence on school campuses and in communities around the Grand Forks area.

Weekly meetings are a safe and friendly place to learn life skills, think through important issues and to develop quality relationships with peers and caring adults.  Not to mention having lots of fun, play games, and participate in exciting activities!

We find that shared experiences between a student and supportive, caring adults helps students wrestle with issues they face and pursue a balanced life mentally, physically, socially and spiritually.

YFC reaches them in jails & city neighborhoods...

Youth For Christ's Juvenile Justice Ministries provide Chaplaincy programs, one-on-one appointments, Bible Studies, Church Services and Mentoring to over 3700 incarcerated and newly released youth every year.  Locally, we serve the Grand Forks Juvenile Detention Center, a short term center, serving 1-22 youth at a time.  We spend up to 6 hours a day, six days a week in positive one-on-one relationships.