Youth for Christ South Africa is part of YFC International, a Christian non-denominational, non-profit, evangelical youth movement operating in over 100 countries. At its core, YFC is a movement of people unified by a common heart for Jesus and for young people. 

Youth for Christ believes that every child is precious and wonderfully made by God, and deserves to live a life filled with hope and purpose, despite their socio-economic realities. Our belief enthuses us to give HOPE to children, youth and their families within schools, communities, directly on the streets, in shelters and provide training to young adults. We target poverty stricken communities and those who live on the edges of society, who feel hopeless, helpless and unlovable. 

Some of the issues addressed through the projects are:

  • Poverty
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Abuse
  • Unemployment
  • Gender inequality
  • Street life and its addiction
  • Economic strengthening and skills development and training

YFC comes alongside people, presenting them with opportunities for their holistic development – mental, social, physical and spiritual development. We aspire that we live and serve people in ways that are relevant and accessible to them, taking our example from Christ.