Making real contact with young people can be tricky. It can be harder still to get alongside 'marginalised' young people at the torn edges of our society. But that's undeniably part of what Jesus calls us to do.
Christian youth workers - whether in raw inner city environments or isolated rural areas - can find things desperately hard. They can be drained of energy and feel like giving up.
They work with 'difficult young people, the ones written off before they've even had a chance. The ones you won't find in church, and probably not in school much either. The hurt ones struggling on the very edge.
These young people deserve to know about the God who loves them enough to give them a life. Yet those who reach out to them can pay a high cost in their own lives - can feel alone and forgotten too.
Frontier Youth Trust exists to support this work. Since 1964 it's been our business . . .
- to do this kind of youth work ourselves
- to find such youth workers, wherever they are
- to show them they are not alone or forgotten
- to create a network which will encourage, train and support them, as well as preparing others for this work
- to assist them in creating places where young people's lives and real faith can connect
- to help churches think through what it might mean to get involved
- to provide opportunities to work through what it means to grow as a Christian in these situations
Spreading the load
FYT is actively working with other partner organisations but the bottom line is that it is the prayerful financial support of individuals which will enable the work to go on.
Help make it happen
With your financial help and prayer we can concentrate our efforts where they are most needed.
Please pray for us and give, to help Frontier Youth Trust be Christ's love in action for marginalised young people, cut off from church and society. If you would like a representative to come and present our work to your group or church please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
They are worth the risk.
FYT: mission with young people at risk
Frontier Youth Trust (FYT) is working with young people at risk towards justice, equality and community; we are a Christian network dedicated to helping young people and communities experience life in all its it fullness. We work directly with young people at risk, resource youth workers through training and publications, and give a voice to those on the margins. We do all this so that young people on the margins can feel and experience God.