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Variety - The Children's Charity Grants $9,950

October 16, 2017 | Freedom for Youth Ministries

Variety - The Children's Charity Grants $20,000

January 12, 2017 | Freedom for Youth Ministries

Freedom for Youth & Ask The Rosbergs

June 11, 2016 | America's Family Coaches 

Freedom for Youth Ministries Looking to Expand 

March 28, 2016 | WHO TV Channel 13 News

See the Coffee Shop Giving Kids a Second Chance

February 29, 2016 | KCCI

After-School Program Helps Kids in Need

November 9, 2015 | The Des Moines Register

Variety the Children's Charity Grants $20,000 Toward the Construction of Local Coffee Shop

November 2015 | Freedom for Youth Press Release

Mid-Thought: Voices From The Region

November/December 2015 | Midwest Living

Freedom for Youth: Mark Nelson, Saving Lives Saving Communities

September 23, 2015 | Tamara Scott

New Coffee Shop will Employ Inner City Teens, Young Adults

August 21, 2015 | Who TV Channel 13 News

Car Wash Turns into Coffee Shop, Youth Training Center

August 10, 2015 | Des Moines Business Record

Coffee Shop Will Provide Training for Impoverished Youth

August 10, 2015 | The Des Moines Register

Freedom for Youth Radio Interview

August 1, 2015 | America's Family Coaches

Organization Helping At Risk Teens Plans to Help More

June 11, 2015 | Who TV Channel 13 News

Making a Difference: Missions at Hope

June 2015 | Missions at Lutheran Church of Hope

Winterset Freedom for Youth

April 15, 2015 | Iowa Living Magazines

Coffee Shop to Offer Youth Training

July 21, 2014 | The Des Moines Register

Youth in Transition... A Life Transformed

Spring 2014 | Be Inspired Magazine

Freedom for Youth: Our Story

June 2012 | Be Inspired Magazine

The Hope Award for Effective Compassion

September 17, 2010 | WORLD Magazine

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.