Freedom for Youth Ministries, founded in Des Moines in 2003, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit on a mission to reach Iowa's lost and hurting youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our role is to unite and empower Christian communities to reach young people from kindergarten through 22-years-old with programs that help them stay in school, learn life skills, prepare for the workplace, and develop healthy relationships. Our programs include tutoring, after-school activities, meals, job training, and residential services for post-high school students—all centered on the message of Jesus Christ's saving grace.

We also realize that God has plans for far more than just young people. Whenever adult believers have stepped out in faith to love and serve the young people at Freedom, we have seen their lives transformed, as well. The long-term results will be nothing short of miraculous, producing vibrant churches, thriving local economies and a reduction in crime, incarcerations, and moral decay.

Freedom for Youth Ministries exists through the support of individuals, churches, and organizations. We believe God is calling His people to reach out to a lost world by running effective programming and meeting the needs of the youth. We are excited to see how God is calling you to join Him in reaching youth and young adults in your community!

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We knew God was changing and working in the lives of the kids at Freedom for Youth. What we didn’t know was how He was going to change our hearts through serving... We feel blessed to be a part of Freedom and to be building relationships with leaders, volunteers, and youth for eternity.

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