Urban Youth Workers Institute

Santa Ana, CA. (800) 734-8994.

“Our mission is for urban youth to have the leaders and role models they need to live lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Youth workers serving in at-risk settings will find training and resources for effective ministry through a variety of avenues. The website offers a wide range of resources including live webinars, downloadable training resources, video/audio archives of conference presentations and blogs that tell stories of lives transformed. These are free and available on demand. The annual 3-day 360 national Conference features top trainers and workshops on the best youth ministry practices. A year-long classroom experience aimed at working youth leaders provides a context for reflection, skills-building, and peer connections. These resources could be of use to youth ministers and congregational leaders beyond the targeted audience, as issues of poverty, violence, drug abuse and family distress can be a reality in almost any community.