Freedom for Youth Ministries, founded in Des Moines in 2003, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit on a mission to reach Iowa's 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, and supportive employment training—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!

Ready To Get Involved

I love to work with people who believe that the best way to effect change is to just jump in and do it. Our kids come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, much of which is incredibly unkind. To involve yourself in the life of another and to witness the change God makes as a result of simply caring for these "little ones" is truly life changing. Paul tells us that we, as God's workmanship, were created for good works and as a Freedom volunteer, we just jump in and do it. God receives the glory, the kids find love and respect, and we get to be a part of the thing -- it doesn't get any better than that.

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