The inner-city Des Moines Freedom Center, established in 2006, contains nine buildings. The 6-acre campus includes a backyard with a basketball court, a large kitchen, computer lab, wood shop, activity center, art studio, welding shop, bike shop, and more.

The following after school programs are offered for K-12th grade students:

  • Whiz Kidz (elementary), Monday from 4:00-7:00pm and Wednesday from 2:30-5:30pm
  • Discovery (middle school), Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-7:00pm
  • Journey (high school), Monday from 3:00-6:00pm at the Freedom Blend Coffee shop

For more information about the Des Moines Freedom Center, please contact Preston Young at

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.