July 2nd, 2021 — Youth for Christ (YFC) of Northern Indiana receives a $10,000 grant awarded by the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation in support of YFCNIN’s City Life program which serves youth between the ages of 11-19 in southeast Fort Wayne.
“The season of life we are experiencing is one of constant innovation, requiring new efforts. This past year has increased our awareness of the work necessary to reach the young people in our community. We plan to do this by having loving, caring adults in authentic, meaningful relationships with a generation that feels isolated. Our hope is that in those relationships the hope of Jesus can be shared,” says YFC’s City Life director, Reggie Blackmon. “Thanks to St. Joseph Community Health Foundation we can increase our efforts in equipping a team of staff and volunteers to raise up indigenous leaders.”
The grant given by St. Joseph Community Health Foundation allows YFC’s City Life program to continue to develop indigenous leaders, urban teens who “live here, lead here,” a motto often referenced within City Life ministry. The City Life team also engages and serves local youth by providing after school care and activities as well as dinner for students during week nights of the school year. By providing these resources, relationships are created and fostered, Jesus is shared and young people’s lives are changed, as well as those in the communities in which they live.
About City Life
A Youth for Christ ministry, City Life is a relational, holistic, community-based ministry that desires to see deep change in an urban neighborhood through the empowering of indigenous leaders. Simply put, live here, lead here.
About Youth for Christ
Youth for Christ is a movement of people who love Jesus, engaging young people in all different contexts – schools, urban neighborhoods, and detention centers – in healthy, authentic relationships. This happens through programs like Campus Life, City Life and Juvenile Justice Ministry. YFC is compelled by love to offer hope to the next generation. To find out more, visit yfcnin.org.
About the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, stewards resources to: Respond to community needs with grants; Leverage collaboration with community partners; Engage in transformational initiatives. We serve the poor in body, mind and spirit to achieve quality health and wellness, focusing on the community of Allen County, Indiana and may respond to needs among other underserved populations.