Making An Impact


Our Vision

In the last 6 years our team has grown from 3-20 staff folks, we've added 100 new volunteers in that time, and just recently we graduated another 30 new volunteers to city ministries.  Our capacity for kids has grown from merely 500 kids in 2006 to an impact of 4750 kids currently.  Last summer we took 450 plus kids and leaders to a weekend or week of camp.  We're currently on pace to take 1000 kids to weekend or a week of camp.  We have a God-sized vision for New York City.

New York City Regional Vision​

To maximize our growth trend, we will move into 20 new community-districts and begin 35 new neighborhood ministries over the next 5 years. We will build the ministry to be able to impact 12,000 kids, send 2,000 kids to camp, and train 250 volunteers. We will raise $3,000,000 in new revenue over the next 5 years.​ 

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New York City Regional Strategy

To date Young Life New York City has ministry operating in 19 of the 59 community-districts. We are currently operating at 20% of our overall goal, having at least one ministry in every community district. This effort took us 7 years to achieve. Our target is to operate in 30 community-districts and to double our impact by 2016.

New York City has 59 community-districts and Young Life has a two-step plan to reach every one of them: the first step is to place a caring adult staff person within each community-district in NYC who will create/produce a model ministry in a specific neighborhood. A model ministry includes: people praying, volunteers doing contact work in it’s various forms, a committee of adults to help support the work, and a group of kids engaged in club, campaigners, or going to camp. The second step is the district development approach which creates an inroad to additional neighborhoods within that community-district. The District Development Plan facilitates a process of creating Metro Areas and future Regions. This is a way to grow strategically, intelligently, and prayerfully.​


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