Detroit Metro Youth for Christ

Give Life to Your Story

aka Youth for Christ of Detroit, Inc.   |   Hazel Park, MI   |  www.yfcdetroit.org

Mission

Youth For Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to develop lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

Ruling year info

1954

Executive Director

Rev. Dale Bishop

Main address

23136 Hughes Ave

Hazel Park, MI 48030 USA

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Formerly known as

Voice of Christian Youth (VCY)

Detroit Metro Youth for Christ

EIN

38-3195595

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Protestant (X21)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently, over 500,000 young people live in our Tri-County area, and it’s a tough world out there. As family stability continues to erode, too many 11 - 19 year olds are turning to television, music and their peers for guidance and direction. Commonly held standards of right and wrong are being shattered by a new wave of moral relativism. Today’s 11 - 19 year olds face pressures, challenges and confusing choices unknown to previous generations. More and more children and 11 - 19 year olds are not only sexually active, but gender confused. Rates of substance abuse among children and 11 - 19 year olds are skyrocketing and 11 - 19 year old violence is on the rise. The pain of growing up in today’s world has left many 11 - 19 year olds hopeless. Suicide rates among American high school students have quadrupled in the last four decades. The decline of Judeo/Christian instruction, character and values based teaching have left a void in young people’s lives and development.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Campus Life

YOUTH FOR CHRIST REACHES YOUNG PEOPLE EVERYWHERE, WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE LOCAL CHURCH AND OTHER LIKE-MINDED PARTNERS TO DEVELOP LIFELONG FOLLOWERS OF JESUS WHO LEAD BY THEIR GODLINESS IN LIFESTYLE, DEVOTION TO PRAYER AND THE WORD OF GOD, PASSION FOR SHARING THE LOVE OF CHRIST AND COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT. DURING THIS YEAR OUR STAFF IN WEEKLY MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES EACH WEEK AND TAKING YOUNG PEOPLE ATTEND CAMPS AND RETREATS.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We believe the Bible is God’s inherent Word and gives direction for living life to its fullest. Without an authoritative standard of right and wrong young people are led to the slippery slope of almost anything goes. Personal feelings and self-gratification are often valued more than truth, facts, and personal responsibility.

Our Mission:
YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together 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.

Locally:
In the Detroit Metropolitan area includes more than 500,000 11 - 19-year-olds in 3 counties. Today, we are focused primarily on 3 communities within our target area with prayerful consideration and planning to multiply our efforts for future expansion.
We look for every good opportunity to partner with local churches, Like-minded organizations, and others with whom we share common goals and see a way to advance the cause of raising up strong leaders who make a difference in their community.

YFC'S 5 ESSENTIALS FOR FRUITFUL AND SUSTAINABLE MINISTRY SITES:

Widespread Prayer
We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.

Loving Relationships
We consistently pursue lost kids & engage them in life-long relationships with Jesus.

Faithful Bible Teaching
We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives

Collaborative Community Strategy
We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.

Adults Who Empower
We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group.

“Geared to the times, Anchored to the Rock” (YFC’s Motto from the early years) remains the bedrock of our ministry. Our challenge continues to understand the times and while applying effective methods to anchor 11 - 19 year olds to the message and person of Christ. Thousands of young people have been impacted by God through the faithful staff, volunteers, and student leaders over the last seventy-five years. To continue to maximize our efforts to engage more young people in our post-Christian culture with an increasingly resistant and sometimes hostile environment to the Christian message we have to be more strategic and focused in seeking out God’s leading.

Our strong programing, positions, staff, and volunteers to become a significant influence and part of a young persons life. With tools like weekly clubs, neighborhood activities, juvenile institutions, local schools, camps, and a unique collaborative program using dirt bikes as a mentoring tool are some of the ways we impact the lives of kids.

Over the last 75 years, thousands of young people's lives have been impacted. In the Detroit Metro area, we have two youth facilities located next to public schools, both of these facilities are mortgage-free. Allowing us to focus our donations directly into working with youth. We have a five-year strategic plan to face the needs of future funding, building our capacity of staff and current outreach, staff and board development and a succession plan for aging out leadership. We have a strong interdependent relationship with all of the chapters in YFC/USA offering best practices as models of future endeavors. Currently, we have private funding through individuals, churches, and foundations averaging $350,000 a year. We maintain a healthy relationship with schools, institutions, and communities with a reputation for being effective in working with young people, even the hard to reach.
We need to double our giving base in order to grow our impact in reaching more youth. Our goal is to have easily duplicatable actions to share with others to mentor more young people and build our capacity for future growth.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Individual conversation and meetings,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Expanding of NYPUM (National Youth Project Using Minibikes) to include more volunteers and students and riding courses and training of three new instructors.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Community Partners if Appropriate,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Detroit Metro Youth for Christ

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Luther Bradley

Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Michgan

Term: 2009 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Rich Wood

Midcourse Correction

Term: 2018 -

LUTHER BRADLEY

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan

DALE BISHOP

Youth for Christ of Detroit

Asaad Faraj

Primerica

Rich Wood

Midcourse Correction

Kwandale Stafford

Matthew Amacker

Detroit Schools

James Douglas

Retired Automotive

Tyrone Carrecker

Southfield Schools

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes