News Releases from Youth For Christ

September2022 News Releases

San Antonio Youth For Christ volunteers go above and beyond for local youth in need

‘Kids don’t come to Jesus through an organization or programming as much as they do through trusted relationships with leaders who share the Gospel first with their lives and then with their words’

September 19, 2022


Youth For Christ Parent Life supports teen parents to show the love of Christ to two generations

YFC leader: ‘These young teen parents — and their children — are created in the image of God. We might be walking in a world that is unfamiliar to us, but there is beauty and resiliency and strength’

September 12, 2022


August 2022 News Releases

Youth For Christ’s partnership with Bethel University sees 26 students enroll in flagship program

YFC president: ‘Christ is glorified through Kingdom partnerships, and collectively we get to invest in the next generation’

August 29, 2022


‘If they can dream it, they can achieve it;’ YFC leader helps formerly incarcerated youth dream big

YFC’s Juvenile Justice Ministry sees Christ intervene in kids’ lives

August 22, 2022


Finding Christ in the storm — YFC Camp sees hearts changed by the Gospel despite weather catastrophe

YFC leader: ‘Even while the electrical power was out, Power was surging — a Power greater than a storm flowed through Camp and changed the lives of so many’

August 8, 2022


From crisis to Christ — YFC leaders help youth find their identity in Christ through mental health trauma

YFC leader: ‘Youth leaders need to acknowledge areas in a youth’s life where they may have gone through an event that would be deemed as traumatic and listen with care and respect’

August 1, 2022

July 2022 News Releases

YFC Camps facilitate powerful, faith-filled relationships for youth and volunteers

YFC Camp scholarship recipient turns to Christ after life changing experience at Camp

July 25, 2022


Many lives changed at YFC camps through outdoor experiences with a Gospel focus

Hearts changed and friendships forged at YFC Castaway Club camp

July 18, 2022

June 2022 News Releases

Youth For Christ is uncovering God’s story of hope in youth across America

‘Young people can often feel hopeless or overwhelmed especially in times of tragedy, and it’s our passion to make them feel seen, heard, and valued’

June 27, 2022


Youth For Christ engages young people during these dark and desperate times

YFC equips leaders with tools to bridge the gap and support teens in mental health crisis

June 21, 2022


Youth For Christ mentors provide needed support to teen fathers during pivotal times

Whether struggling with teen fatherhood or facing incarceration, young dads look to YFC for encouragement and godly relationships

June 13, 2022


Recent survey finds two-thirds of American Christians don’t know how to tell others about Jesus

Youth For Christ’s 3Story® approach to the Gospel offers unique ways to connect with youth

June 6, 2022


Youth For Christ Camp kick-off! YFC prepares for 2022 summer camps full of adventure, fun, and meaningful relationships

YFC engages nearly 10,000 kids in Camp opportunities

June 6, 2022


Portland Youth For Christ clothing closet provides local youth with on-trend clothing, hygiene products, and more — all for free

Aspen + Gray clothing closet provides personalized shopping experience for young women in need

June 1, 2022

May 2022 News Releases

Youth For Christ Camps allow young people to grow in Christ and formulate biblical worldviews

Research shows that only 2% of American parents pass on biblical worldviews to their children

May 23, 2022


Youth For Christ Parent Life ministry is a steady voice for expectant and parenting teens

YFC supports young parents in their pivotal moments and inspires them to uncover God’s story of hope for their lives

May 9, 2022


YFC partnership with Bethel University poised to train new leaders for Kingdom development

‘Christ is glorified through Kingdom partnerships, and collectively we get to invest in the next generation’

May 2, 2022

April 2022 News Releases

Youth For Christ Campus Life teen completes 500-mile snowmobile trek to raise funds

Youth volunteer raises $5,000 for local YFC chapter

April 25, 2022


Youth For Christ raises over $150,000 in relief funds for Ukrainian staff

April 18, 2022


YFC creates relationships with youth to encourage trust in a perfect God

YFC supports teens looking for a sense of belonging and offers hope and encouragement through meaningful relationships

April 12, 2022


YFC provides a safe environment for youth struggling with mental health issues

YFC supports teens looking for a sense of belonging and offers hope and encouragement through meaningful relationships

April 4, 2022


YFC Military: Serving military-connected youth for 40 years and counting

YFC Military provides a safe environment for military-connected youth to be understood and appreciated

April 4, 2022

March 2022 News Releases

YFC Campus Life director leads by example through faith and rebuilding broken bridges

Knowing that I have a chance to speak truth where lies have been spread, to rebuild broken bridges, makes it all worth it’

March 28, 2022


YFC leader passionately reaches today’s youth with the Gospel

‘It’s been 23 years since I started volunteering for YFC and I still have a passion to see young people’s lives changed’

March 21, 2022

YFC San Joaquin Valley builds relationships with like-minded organizations to further the Kingdom

Bringing the hope of Jesus to youth in need

March 15, 2022


YFC Highlands County celebrates God’s provision in community ministries

YFC leader: ‘We are creating a culture where we’re able to share real life testimonies of investing in the lives of young people’

March 7, 2022


Northern Maine YFC volunteer spends 100 nights outdoors to raise awareness

Spending 100 nights in a hammock to sponsor a changed perspective… and change lives

March 1, 2022

February 2022 News Releases

Denver Area YFC celebrates a passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement

Denver Area YFC continues to go the distance for Denver’s young people

February 22, 2022


Greater Omaha YFC shares the Gospel by walking alongside students in their pain

Greater Omaha YFC is working to bring the truth to light by building Christ-centered communities in Omaha

February 14, 2022


YFC Southern California anticipates ‘Turn Your Campus’ event to train students and leaders

Transformational leadership event set to inspire and equip Christians to better impact community for Christ

February 7, 2022


God uses YFC to bring hope to a place of historic tragedy

‘God loves us so much that He chose to redeem our stories and change our sin-scarred street corners into holy ground’

February 7, 2022


January 2022 News Releases

YFC volunteer reaches youth through the art of quilting  

Investing in people, one story at a time

January 31, 2022


YFC CEO challenges leaders to focus on the heart, posture and character of Jesus  

YFC: ‘Christ in us is the only hope of glory’

January 24, 2022


Former police officer, now detention center volunteer serves without excuses  

YFC Juvenile Justice Ministry volunteer ‘didn’t have to do it, but he knew it’s what God wanted him to do’

January 17, 2022


YFC Metro Maryland Brings Hope and Healing to Military-Connected Youth

YFC: ‘Reaching Students with Hope, Resiliency, and a Message That Says You Matter More Than Anything Else’

January 10, 2022


‘Geared for the Times—Anchored to the Rock’

Youth For Christ Lincoln Area Expands Facility To Reach Hundreds More Youth 

January 3, 2022

December 2021

Denver Area YFC Parent Life Hosting Annual Toy Drive for Teen Parents

YFC Comes Alongside Young Parents to Support and Encourage Them During Their Transition to Parenthood

December 6, 2021

November 2021

YFC Minot Encourages Youth Through Mental Health Crises

YFC Determined to ‘Address the Basic Need That Young People Struggle With—the Need to be Understood, Appreciated, and Loved’

November 29, 2021

YFC BIGJAWs Goes Global with New YFC India Partnership

In Celebration of 30 Years of Ministry, YFC BIGJAWs Introduces Innovative Plan to Spread the Gospel Worldwide

November 22, 2021

YFC Northern Indiana Inspires Local Youth with ‘We Believe in You(th)’ Campaign

Community Comes Together to Promote the Value of Young People with Growing Annual Campaign

November 15, 2021

YFC Military: Serving Military-Connected Youth for 40 Years and Counting

As America Celebrates Veterans Day, YFC Reaches Out to Youth Connected to the Military

November 8, 2021

October 2021

YFC Juvenile Justice Ministry—Dedicated to Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration of Youth

YFC Creates Profound Relationships Pointing Youth to Christ

October 25, 2021

Denver Area YFC Juvenile Justice Ministry Builds Relationships with Incarcerated Youth

YFC Reaches Youth in Juvenile Detention Centers to Try to Stop the Patterns of Incarceration

October 18, 2021

Youth For Christ Juvenile Justice Ministry ‘Shows Jesus Behind Locked Doors’

YFC Reaches Youth in Juvenile Detention Centers to Try to Stop the Patterns of Incarceration

October 11, 2021

YFC Military Ministry Provides Support and Understanding for Military-Connected Youth

YFC President: ‘Something Powerful Happens When These Amazing Young People Feel Heard, Seen and Believe They Belong’

October 4, 2021

Youth For Christ Podcast ‘Stories from the Inside’ Reveals Testimonies Within Juvenile Justice System

YFC Podcast Addresses ‘A Lack of Awareness and Misconceptions Around the Juvenile Justice System’

October 4, 2021

September 2021

YFC San Antonio Encourages Leadership Among Local Youth Through Key Relationships

As Studies Show that Hispanic Youth Struggle in School, YFC Provides a Safe Place to Make Positive Impacts

September 27, 2021

August 2021

Indian River YFC Provides Local Youth with Events to Foster Relationships and Point to Christ

‘It’s Truly Amazing to See God Work in the Lives of the Students’

August 30, 2021


Youth For Christ NYC Provides Youth in Detention Centers with Skills for a Better Life

As New York City Starts a New ‘Advance Peace’ Model, YFC Prays With And Encourages Positive Changes For Youth With Criminal Pasts

August 23, 2021


Fresno Madera YFC Bringing Christ’s Healing and Love to Brokenness Beneath the Surface In Today’s Youth

Youth For Christ Camp 2021 Was Full of Light—And a Life Was Saved

August 23, 2021


Taking Youth For Christ Coast-to-Coast!

YFC Board Member Bikes Cross-Country to Start YFC Ministries in New Cities

August 18, 2021


Youth For Christ Bridges the Gap with Generation Z

With Fewer and Fewer Gen Z Youth Identifying as “Biblically Centered,” YFC Forms Relationships to Lead Them to Christ

August 16, 2021


East Alabama YFC Collects Bibles and Backpacks For Local Teens While Creating Meaningful Relationships

YFC Aims to Collect 500 Bibles and Backpacks for a Community who Needs Them

August 10, 2021


YFC Portland Hosts Prom & Worship Night for Students Affected by Cancelled Junior/Senior Year

“It was an Incredible Time for Students to Let Loose and Have Fun”

August 2, 2021


Youth For Christ Has the Best Fix Yet for the Problem of Teen Loneliness

YFC in Peoria, Ill. Has Been Reaching Young People with Faith, Friendship, and the Fullness of Jesus Christ

August 2, 2021

July 2021

Central Valley YFC Hosting ‘Give Life Day’ Teens Prepare to Tell Their Story on Campus

Youth For Christ Will Help Students Get Ready for God to Impact Their Schools Through THEM!

July 26, 2021


YFC South Central Minnesota Camp Uncovers God’s Story in the Lives of Young People Locally and Beyond

The Experiences of the Week Enable Young People to Turn to Jesus

July 20, 2021


With Student Mental Health Declining, Youth For Christ Uses Meaningful Relationships to Bring Young People to Christ

As Students Prepare to Return to School in the Fall, YFC Continues to Introduce Young People to Christ During Pivotal Moments

July 19, 2021


Youth For Christ To Caring Adult Leaders: ‘Giving Life to Your Story’

YFC Launches New Website to Effortlessly Connect More Caring Adults to Young People

July 12, 2021


Youth For Christ’s Military Youth Forge Relationships and Keep Connected Around the World During a Virtual Year

July 6, 2021

June 2021

Youth For Christ: Preparing Generations of Young Parents for the Road Ahead

YFC Parent Life Ministry Facilitates Godly Friend Connections To Reach More Young People in Denver Area

June 28, 2021


Youth For Christ Reacts to New Poll Showing 46 Million Americans Are ‘Struggling Through Life with Few People to Trust’: ‘We Reach Others with Grace and Love’

In Denver, YFC Is Impacting the Lives of Young Moms on an Ongoing and Active Basis

June 24, 2021


Summer is Here: YFC USA Takes a More Nimble Approach to Summer Camp Strategy

For Youth For Christ USA, Camp Looks Different than Years Past, But that Means More Young People Impacted

June 21, 2021


Youth For Christ: Fighting the Fatherless Problem in Today’s Culture

YFC’s Juvenile Justice Ministry Leaders Act as Fathers in Christ to Troubled Teens in Tough Situations: ‘I See Them More as Miracles of God’ 

June 14, 2021


New President and CEO Jacob Bland Shares 100-Day Vision Tour for Youth For Christ

Plans to Invest in YFC’s Leaders and Culture to Reach 1 Million Kids for Christ Every Year; Through the Holy Spirit, Strategic Action and a Multitude of Diverse Volunteers Who Care Deeply About Young People

June 7, 2021


TODAY: Jacob Bland Officially Takes the Helm as President and CEO of Youth For Christ

Board Members Unanimously Selected Jake Bland to Carry Out YFC’s Mission in a Time When Strong and Godly Leadership is Critical

June 1, 2021

May 2021

YFC Siouxland Helps Ensure Hundreds of Teens Have Safe and Loving Send-Off into Yet Another Location as Emergency Shelter Closes

May 24, 2021


10 Million More Americans Turned to the Bible During the Pandemic, Says a New Report—Which Coincides with Youth For Christ’s Own Compelling Experience

‘Through God’s Faithfulness, Our Locations Had Enough Bibles to Share with Young People Last Year’

May 19, 2021


Youth For Christ to Launch Ministry in White Bear Lake to Help Forge Healing

May 21st Kickoff Event for Middle Schoolers Offers Games, Football, and Free Ice Cream

May 17, 2021


Youth For Christ Juvenile Justice Ministry: God is Doing Incredible, Miraculous Works in Young People’s Lives

May 10, 2021


Youth For Christ Parent Life: Helping Teen Parents Make the Next Right Choice in Relationships, Education, Parenting and Pursuing Jesus

May 3, 2021

April 2021

Youth For Christ Works to Combat the Increased Loneliness Felt During Pandemic

April 26, 2021


Youth For Christ Works to Combat the Increased Loneliness Felt During Pandemic

April 19, 2021


Youth For Christ Campus Life Military Celebrates Month of the Military Child

Building Unconditional, Authentic Christ-sharing Relationships with Military Children Worldwide

April 12, 2021


Youth For Christ Names Jacob Bland as President and CEO

Bland to Take Helm at YFC June 1, 2021

April 1, 2021


Youth For Christ’s Dan Wolgemuth Announces Retirement as President and CEO, After 16 Years of Service

April 1, 2021


March 2021

Always Moving Forward: Youth For Christ San Antonio Responds to Serious Community Concerns with a Steadfast Resolve

March 29, 2021


Youth For Christ El Paso: Serving Local Teens for 75 Years Strong

March 22, 2021


Youth For Christ Dallas-Fort Worth: Accomplishing Their Mission Through Juvenile Justice, Parent Life and City Life Ministries

March 15, 2021


Youth For Christ Houston: Building Mentoring Partnerships for Area Teens

‘We Are Making a Difference; We Don’t Just Hope for Success; We Expect It.’

March 8, 2021


Youth For Christ Lubbock Introduces a Drive-Up Service that Provides Supplies, Emotional Check-Ins and Prayers

March 1, 2021

February 2021

Youth For Christ Holbrook Shares the Love of Jesus with an Incredibly Diverse Youth Population Amidst Difficult Circumstances

‘We Wouldn’t Be Here Today if it Weren’t for YFC’

February 22, 2021


West Sound Youth For Christ: Bringing Hope to Kids Feeling Hopeless During the Pandemic

February 15, 2021


Casper Youth For Christ: ‘If We Can Plant a Seed … God Will Grow It!’

February 8, 2021


Standing Room Only: Youth For Christ Celebrates 76 Years

The Vision Was Simple, the Message Was Strong

February 1, 2021

January 2021

Youth For Christ Celebrates Life Changing Stories of Youth Leaders and Community Partners in Kansas City

January 25, 2021


Fresno/Madera Youth For Christ: “We Are Their Church”

Bringing the Gift of Jesus through Group Home Visits

January 18, 2021


Greater Iowa Youth For Christ: Finding the ‘Why’ in the Hardest of Times

‘Although 2020 Had Been a Tough Year for a Lot of People, It Was Actually the Best Year of Her Life because of Greater Iowa YFC’

January 11, 2021


Youth For Christ Northeast Pennsylvania Shares Success Stories from 2020

January 4, 2021

December 2020

Youth For Christ: 6900 Miles from Death to Life

From Wuhan to Bethlehem

December 28, 2020


Youth For Christ Alaska Motto for Programs and Special Events: Replace Not Cancel

YFC—All About Staying Connected During a Pandemic

December 21, 2020


Youth For Christ’s Thriving Partnership Program with World Link: Bringing Ministries Together All Over the Globe

‘Like-Minded People Sharing the Mission of Reaching Kids through Christ’

December 14, 2020


Youth For Christ Mentorship Program: Small Group Events Aid with Depression and Anxiety

The Gift of Hope: Creative Activities Connect Teens During COVID-19

December 7, 2020

November 2020

Youth For Christ’s Ministry Programs Expresses Thankfulness for God’s Never Ending Love During COVID-19

Joy Experienced through YFC Ministry Programs Makes It Easy to Be Grateful

November 23, 2020


Youth For Christ Mentorship Program: Bringing Teens Together During COVID-19

‘Increasing Self-Esteem and Avoiding Loneliness’

November 16, 2020


Youth For Christ Stays True to Ministry During COVID-19

‘Building Meaningful Connections One Phone Call and Visit at a Time’

November 10, 2020


Youth For Christ Reaches One Struggling Teen at a Time in Greater Miami—Through Leadership Programs, Mentoring, and the Profound Love of God

Ministry Is There for Young People Who Are
Struggling and Alone—and Shares with Them the Hope of Christ

November 3, 2020

October 2020

Youth For Christ Reaches One Troubled Teen at a Time in New York City—Through Gospel Readings, Mentoring, and Truckloads of Furniture

Ministry Is There for Young People Who Are Struggling and Alone—and Shares with Them the Hope of Christ

October 26, 2020


Youth For Christ Reaches One Middle Schooler at a Time in Northern Maine— Through Bowls of Macaroni and God-Sized Care and Kindness

Ministry Delivers On-the-Ground Hope and Connection with Kids
Who Are Struggling, Frustrated, and Alone

October 19, 2020


Youth For Christ Recruits Servicemen and Women as Tutors to Stand in the Gap for Struggling Students

Building Deep Relationships Opens Door for Sharing the Gospel

October 12, 2020


Youth For Christ Reaches One Teen at a Time in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: ‘We Are Committed to Sharing God’s Message’

Ministry Delivers On-the-Ground Hope and Kindness with Kids
Who Are Struggling, Frustrated, and Alone

October 5, 2020

September 2020

Teens Tempted to Despair Find Hope as YFC Programs Share ‘Non-Judgmental Love of God’

‘It Was in the YFC Chapel in Detention Center. That’s When I Really Started to Feel the Lord, His Presence. I Found a Sense of Peace.’

September 28, 2020


YFC Serves Military Kids, Builds Relationships to Anchor Youth amid Parent Deployment, Relocation

Military Families Never Get Used to ‘Saying Goodbye,’ When Deployed So YFC Says, ‘How Can I Serve You?’

September 21, 2020


Iowans Rise from Storm Ruins as Youth For Christ Rallies Churches to Help Rebuild

YFC Staffer: ‘Even Though a Lot of Devastation Took Place, That Community Became a Place of Hope’

September 14, 2020

August 2020

Amid the Darkest Places, ‘Love Can Show Up’

YFC President Plunges Himself into Incarceration Experience

August 31, 2020


Youth For Christ Joins Forces with Community Partners to Build House with Message of Reconciliation

‘Our Motto Is to Live Here and Lead Here’; ‘That’s What We’re Called to Do as Christians’

August 25, 2020


Youth For Christ Reaches Inside: Celebrating Workers in the Juvenile Justice System

Local Partners Throw Celebration Lunch for Detention Staff on Front Lines of Serving Youths During COVID-19

August 17, 2020


Incarceration, COVID-19 No Match for Redemption Stories of Youth For Christ’s Juvenile Justice Ministry

YFC Director: ‘Faithful Pursuit is . . . Biggest Key to This Ministry’

August 11, 2020

July 2020

Rock Band on Wheels Shows High Schoolers Christ’s Love in Surprise Celebrations Outside Their Front Doors

‘Rock and Roll’ Commencement Ceremonies Are No Senior Prank for Louisville Graduates

July 7, 2020

June 2020

Portland YFC Makes Surprise Deliveries to Students and Volunteers to Encourage Them Face to Face

Youth For Christ Leaders Hit the Road with Coffee, Donuts, and Candy While Investing in Students and Volunteers

June 29, 2020


‘When the World Stops, God’s Plan Doesn’t’

Youth For Christ Innovates Digital Gospel Community, Ministry Amid Mandated Social Distancing

June 24, 2020


‘They Are Trying to Survive’

Youth for Christ Teaches Financial Management to Economically Devastated While Encouraging Independence and Relationship with Jesus

June 16, 2020


#YFCBetheStory: Youth For Christ Atlanta Reaching Students With the Message of Jesus’ Light—Even When the World Seems Dark

YFC Atlanta Leader Mike McAuliff: The Light of Life, Jesus Himself, Is Present to Meet Our Needs, Always Perfectly Sufficient for the Days We Face

June 8, 2020


#YFCBetheStory: Youth For Christ Deaf Teen Ministry Connects with Students to Build Christ-Centered, Life-Changing Relationships

Says West Michigan YFC Deaf Teen Quest Director: ‘When We’re Together, the Focus Isn’t on Hearing Loss—It’s Just on Being Together’

June 1, 2020

May 2020

#YFCBetheStory: Youth For Christ Denver Leaders to Teen Parents: ‘We Are in This With You’

YFC Parent Life Ministry Leaders Meet Teen Parents Right Where They Are, Providing Much-Needed Interaction, Support—and Fun, Too

May 26, 2020


Youth For Christ Reflects on Impactful Life of Ravi Zacharias

May 20, 2020


#YFCBetheStory: Reaching Kids on a Personal Level Is Still a Priority for Greater Miami Youth For Christ—Even During a Pandemic

YFC Campus Life Leader April Lovins Says ‘Meeting Felt Needs,’ Such as Food, Prayer, Support and Mentoring, Remains a Central Focus

May 18, 2020


#YFCBetheStory: Youth For Christ Tells Stories of Impact During Facebook Live Sessions Tomorrow

YFC Hosting Three Facebook Live Sessions May 5 Featuring Leaders of Regional Chapters That Have Made a Difference in Their Communities During COVID-19 Crisis

May 4, 2020

April 2020

#YFCBetheStory: Youth For Christ in New York City Gives Youth Creative Outlet Through Art

YFC NYC Plans to Share ‘Inside Out’ Art Projects Around the City, While Helping to Feed Staff Members of At-Risk Youth Facilities

April 28, 2020


#YFCBetheStory: Youth For Christ Life Change Still Happens Every Day!

Youth For Christ City Life Center in Cleveland Connects with Kids and Continues to Meet Needs Through Dinner Distribution; Upcoming Virtual Event Shares Stories of Impact—Always the Message of Jesus

April 21, 2020