About Us

YouthReach International is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is: To establish local mentoring communities which equip vulnerable youth for success in life through spiritual development, positive role models, and practical skills.

We have successfully launched self-sustaining mentoring communities in Russia and Belarus which actively share God's love with vulnerable youth in those countries.

We continue to develop mentoring communities in Ukraine as we return to Lithuania and launch new projects in Zambia and Zimbabwe, with a strategic eye on Lebanon.

Wherever we go, we strive to create opportunities for the church to interact with the influential people in a community in order to mobilize local resources for the benefit of local at-risk youth. The most important resource we want to mobilize is the Christian who is willing to lovingly and consistently engage with young people in need of godly influence and useful life-skills.

Ministry Values:

Mentoring: YouthReach International believes that spiritual growth does not occur in a vacuum. It is best done in community with others. Therefore, we strongly believe in mentoring relationships for the purpose of developing spiritual maturity. We will develop environments and opportunities for mentoring youth,12-3-1 Mentors, Team Leaders, and Team Members.

Modeling: Everything that we do is focused on introducing people to Jesus, and demonstrating the Kingdom of God by physically and spiritually engaging people. We live out our faith among all of those with whom we come in contact.

Partnering: YouthReach International partners with local individuals and organizations to provide strong 12-3-1 Mentors for children. We are a part of the body of Christ, and do not expect to do everything alone. Rather, we choose to focus clearly on the tasks set before us, trusting our partners to join in the work to build up children.

Equipping: Kingdom service requires submission to his Spirit, intentional preparation, and God-given resources. We believe it is our responsibility to equip Team Leaders, Team Members, 12-3-1 Mentors, and the children to be able to effectively confront spiritual powers while navigating life’s challenges

Sowing: This parable is often presented as a call to decide which type of soil we are. We believe that this parable also teaches that the farmer (God) sowed the seed everywhere without first doing soil analysis to decide on which soil would be best to throw the seed. We believe that young people are the world’s most receptive people group; we do not disqualify any child from hearing of and experiencing personally Christ’s love. We are a seed-sowing ministry; one that does not predetermine which children or mentors will be most receptive to the message before sharing it. We will share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with all those that the Lord puts in our path. This will prepare the soil for Kingdom expansion, softening the hearts of the next generation to be more receptive for future mission efforts.