Youth For Christ

Reaching young people in New York City

Our Focus

Introducing young people to Jesus at pivotal moments

YFC is a movement that reaches young people everywhere with the hope of Christ. We work with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

45 Years and counting Serving New York City

Our pursuit: relational ministry rooted in Christ’s truth. 
His truth about community, empathy, and kingdom-inspired diversity guides our
 work and shapes our communities.

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    Jacob Bland, YFC USA President & CEO

    "This is our pivotal moment to serve the church"

    This is our pivotal moment to serve the church by creatively re-imagining youth ministry yet again. I believe the cultural conditions are right for us to experience the greatest youth revival our generation has ever seen. God has given us the right team to do this—and His hand is clearly on our mission.

    Libby Sanderson, executive director of Indian River YFC

    "The goal was to foster unity"

    The goal was to foster unity, both for the students as well as the parents and the local volunteers… It’s truly amazing to see God work in the lives of the students, and having that dedicated time to pray for this school year and what’s to come was incredibly powerful.

    Alexandra, YFC Denver

    "I didn’t know where God would use that redemption that He has given me"

    I always just kind of knew that was my story, but I didn’t know where God would use that redemption that He has given me through my life. Seeing in real life, the stories of the young people, showed me clearly that I was supposed to be involved to bring life to my story as well as to their story.

    Meet Our Team

    We're so excited to be able to nurture the lives of young people!

    We are blessed to have a dedicated and growing team of staff who are passionate about serving our local youth.

    Daniel Sanabria, Executive Director
    dsanabria@yfc.net

    Phillip Vellon, Juvenile Justice Ministry Director
    pvellon@yfc.net

    Angel Maldonado, Community Engagement Coordinator
    amaldonado@yfc.net

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    Building Authentic Relationships

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    Building Authentic Relationships

    For YFC, the fragmented school year failed to slow down its mission of connecting with local young people. YFC was active throughout the summer, holding movie nights, summer camps, and other youth events. These events, while great for having fun and meeting local youth, have a more eternal purpose. Each creating doorways for an authentic Christ-sharing relationship.

    Our Response to Covid

    Socially distant, spiritually together.

    There's no way around it, the ongoing pandemic has continued to shift ministry and serving the next generation in a variety of ways. Throughout this time we have continued to push God's kingdom further in creative ways. From virtual group meetings to outdoor events, we are committed to ministering to young people safely and intentionally.

    YFC USA & YFC International

    A global movement to uncover God's Story in the next generation

    As a ministry of YFC USA we are dedicated to acting as a local extension of the work being done nationally. We actively work to create engaging experiences for youth in our area.

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