|1541 Merkley Avenue West|
|P.O. Box 277728 Sacramento, CA 95827|
|(916) 857-0660 / (916) 857-0668|
Youth for Christ "reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local churches and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement."
"As part of the body of Christ, Youth for Christ's vision is to see every young person in every group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become a part of a local church."
Youth For Christ History
Youth for Christ is a faith based organization that began in 1944, and since then it has had a unique history for youth evangelism. During this time, many young men, mostly ministers and evangelists, were holding large rallies in Canada, England and the United States. The organization rapidly began to form into a national movement. A man by the name of Billy Graham became one of YFC's first full-time staff members. During the YFC's ministry practices it revolved to Bible Clubs in the late 50s and 60s. It was in the course of this period the ministries focus shifted from rallies that emphasized proclamation evangelism to the relevant, relational evangelism to un-churched youth. In 1962 YFC went from being just a national organization to an international. Today its greater emphasis is built on serving kids around the world and bringing them to Christ, helping them to make better decisions for today and the rest of their lives.
Youth for Christ Sacramento
In the year of 1946, Youth for Christ was established in Sacramento, conformed by the local members of the churches within the community. They serve youth from the ages of 5-18 including their home families, willingly providing support in any way that they can. They have a long term goal to impact the youth in the community to make this city a better and safe environment to live in for children and teens, and to help them reach their goal and become actively involved with students they use small ministries such as “Campus Life Clubs, After-School Centers, Teen Centers, Youth Basketball Leagues, Outdoor Adventure programs and communication workshops for high school students”( "Youth for Christ Ministries of Sacramento…”).
Volunteering is all about providing your free time to help others to succeed to do greater things. Anyone who shares the same beliefs and values as YFC can be a good volunteer asset to a Non-Profit Organization. Any person can qualify to be a volunteer for Youth for Christ, though they’re may be some slight restriction to who can actually apply based on criminal background.To become a volunteer you must understand the importance of what they stand for and how you will help to impact students in a positive way. What are the tasks that are required of a volunteer?
We need people will to:
- Help students with their homework
- Fix healthy snacks
- Teach kids a skill (computers, baking, fishing, art, etc.)
- Hang out with kids after school at our elementary-age or teen centers
- Drive students to activities and special events
- Help clean our facilities
- Run errands
- ...and more!
How to get involved
To get involved you must first fill out an application you will then be finger printed in case of criminal record. Youth for Christ is open for all people sharing the same values as YFC. As a member you can help to impact a child life. Don’t be discouraged in any way they are always accepting volunteers to help them achieve their vision on helping youth within the community. The application can be found on the web site and you can also pick up one from your local Youth for Christ office. Before applying you must keep in mind that this organization is built on faith accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Youth for Christ is a non-profit organization listed as a 501(c) 3. This is known to be a particular nonprofit organization that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. To be charitable generally means to be established for the purposes that are religious, educational, charitable, and so forth. YFC are supported through individuals in the community, churches, foundations and businesses that are willing to help fund there services. There are many different ways you can donate to YFC such as:
- Appreciated Assets
- Will or Living Trust
- Donations of goods or services to the YFC Dinner & Auction
- Monthly Recurring Gift (EFT)
Which is to make an automatic monthly donation with your bank account.
- Monthly Recurring Gift (Credit Card)
Is to make an automatic monthly donation with your credit card.
- Special Gift (Credit Card)
Is to make a single secure donation with your credit card.
- If you prefer to make a donation by mail with check:
Youth for Christ PO Box 4478 Englewood, CO 80155
After you make a gift/donation is made to Youth for Christ, you will receive an e-mail confirmation, followed by a receipt. YFC protects the confidentiality of your personal information and we will not give or sell your name(s) or personal information to any organization.
Youth for Christ is the main organization, but under this organization they offer many other programs to help young and troubled teens. Some are offered only in certain cities depending on where you live and if that service is offered. All the services are meant to help to improve and educate the lives of teens today. Other services/ministries available include:
- Campus Life (http://www.yfc.net/campuslife)
- Campus Life [M] (http://www.yfc.net/campuslifem)
- City Life (http://www.yfc.net/citylife)
- Deaf Teen Quest (http://www.yfc.net/deafteenquest)
- Friend 2 Friend (http://www.yfc.net/friend2friend)
- Juvenile Justice (http://www.yfc.net/jjm)
- Project Serve (http://www.yfc.net/projectserve)
- Teen Parents (http://www.yfc.net/teenparents)
- World Outreach (http://www.yfc.net/worldoutreach)
- YFC Military: Club Beyond (http://www.yfc.net/military)
- YFCAMP (http://www.yfc.net/camp)