Imagine Argentine is Youthfront's Social Entrepreneurship Program in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. Our aim is to equip middle and high school students to seek the common good of their city by bringing innovation and entrepreneurship to the most pressing problems facing their neighborhood.
On Thursday, June 28, at 6:30-8pm, these young entrepreneurs will be pitching their concepts to friends, family, community stakeholders and social investors for Imagine Argentine's Pitch Night. It will be held at Snack Shack KC, a social enterprise launched by a group of innovative teens who saw the need for a safe place for youth to hang out with their friends after school and a way to reduce urban blight by turning one of Argentine's many empty storefronts into a thriving new business. Join us to see what new ideas will bring about a greater sense of flourishing to their neighborhood.
Youth Worker Training Day in partnership with Nazarene Theological Seminary
Tuesday, March 20, 11a – 3p, $10 (includes lunch)
For our next Youth Worker Training Day, Youthfront is pleased to partner with Nazarene Theological Seminary’s Earle Lectures for a training day with Dr. Scot McKnight. Dr. McKnight is a highly sought after New Testament scholar. His blog, Jesus Creed, is a leading voice for thoughtful and reflective Christianity, helpful for youth workers who want to guide students along a path of finding present-day relevance for a faith in Jesus. His book, Jesus Creed for Students, is a critically acclaimed book geared toward young adult spiritual formation.
McKnight’s three sessions on Paul as Pastor are applicable for those who pastor any age group, including teenagers. For more information and to register, click the link below.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to your youth programs. We get that. And, we never want to compete with your current programming but rather, offer you assistance, support, and a break.
When you choose Youthfront as your summer camp program, you choose:
A safe place for your youth to be who they are in community with other youth and adults.
A break: We take care of all the programming. You get to rest and hang with those kids you know and love so dearly.
Fun! Four decades of camp means we do it right! You and your group will have a blast with our high quality programming and attractions. Best part for you? You get to contribute and participate in the fun, not plan it!
Formation: We offer an intentional program design that incorporates fixed hour prayer, teaching, hands-on learning experiences, small group conversations and individual reflection. Your youth will discover more about God's story and their own story in a way that will make a real difference when they leave camp.
But, don't take our word for it-check out this video and learn the heart behind our ministry. It's the WHY behind what we do. Oh, and then, go sign up! You won't regret it!
For years, we have offered our Teen Staff program to high school students. It has been said to be one of our greatest strengths. This program is one element of our high school ministry. We believe, as many of you have said, that this program is a rich program that contributes to the spiritual growth of our teens in a way no other program can.
As a result, we are dramatically expanding our Teen Staff program, not only at camp but also throughout the ministry of Youthfront. With the expansion of Middle School Camp programs moving to both Youthfront locations, the launching of a new Day Camp Program, the expansion of our Something to Eat initiative and other programs being developed, more opportunities are available for teenagers to serve. And, we can involve a lot more high school students in our Teen Staff program each week! It's a great win-win!
In order to grow, we have to fund this program. As with any program, Teen Staff requires significant resources to operate. To help us offset the significant ministry costs, we are creating a Teen Staff Fund where donors can sponsor a Teen Staffer. We need to fund each position at $100 per week. Teen Staff students are covering the first amount by contributing $25, leaving $75 that we need you to fill. Your $75 donation sponsors a Teen Staff position for one week. We have 700 positions to fill for the summer at all our camp locations. We need you. Will you consider sponsoring one week (or more) for a gift of $75 per week?
Space is filling up for Youthfront Day Camp, but there's still time to register! If you have a 1st-5th grader who would love to spend their days at Youthfront Camp this summer, sign up now for Day Camp!
Kids will have fun with friends and discover God's love for them during the week, all while sleeping in the comfort of their own bed each night. This experience includes our popular camp activities, including the Splash Park, climbing wall, zip line, Blob, pool, waterslide, and more!
Two days before Jesus was crucified he said, "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat... whatever you did for one of my brothers or sisters, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did for me."
Bring meaning to this same Wednesday of Holy Week and put Jesus' instructions into action by preparing meals that will be shared with local, food insecure families. Join us for Something to Eat's Holy Week Packing Party with your family and friends.
Holy Week Packing Party
April 12 | 6:30 pm | Indian Creek Community Church
When we talk about our faith, we become more faithful people. Dr. Amanda Drury will present about the power of our story. She'll share why and how it is important to create an environment where young people learn to tell their story and share their faith, to each other, to the church and to the world.
A very special thanks to Museum of the Bible for sponsoring our Youth Worker Training Events: