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City Youth
Mission Statement...

To Glorify God by serving the emotional and physical needs of people (with emphasis on youth) through the delivery of spiritual, recreational, and educational programs, which develop personal resonsibility and spiritual values.

Message from our director...

     CityYouth Ministries is committed to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of at-risk youth. We are helping children through the delivery of spiritual, educational, and recreaional programs that develop personal responsibility and spiritual values.
     Every day CityYouth provides a hot meal to children ages six to eighteen at no cost to them. we have a tutoring and homework session as well as life-skills development including resume building, job interviewing skills, etiquette, and community service. CityYouth provides a great deal of indoor recreational sports like basketball, roller-skating, and other activities and games. We also offer summer camp, arts and crafts, and children's choir. CityYouth has a daily bible study and devotion in addition to other events designed to equip our youth to succed in every aspect of life.
     CityYouth Ministries is a member agency of the United Way of Northeast Arkansas and is committed to working together to help our youth and to build a stronger community. CityYouth offers a positive alternative to the streets for many youth. Lt. Elliot, a spokesman for the F.O.P., and the Jonesboro police says, "I see a direct link between the decline of juvenile crime rate and the efforts of CityYouth Ministries." At CityYouth we are changing the world one child at a time.
     As we continue to grow and offer our services to more youth we have even greater opportunities  for service. We would like to encourage you to invest in CityYouth Ministries and the lives of our children.

With appreciation,

Rennel Woods

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in... Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed  you or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in... The King will reply,'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did for me.' "

Matthew 25:35-40

Contact Information:
P.O.Box 627
118 Burke Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72403
Phone: (870)932-9398
Fax: (870)932-7342

2007 Calendar of Events:

1. The Journey of faith banquet
March 8, 6.30pm
St. Bernard's

2. Old School New School banquet
March 15, 6.00pm
JHS Adm.

3. Old School New School Game
March 17, 12.00pm
Hurricane Gym

4. There is a Hope Concert
August 6, 7.00
Fowler Center

5.  Queens of the Hardwood - NEA All Star Volleyball Charity Game
May 11, 7:00pm

Schedule of Regular activities:

Coming soon...

More About us:
- Board of directors >>
- History

CityYouth Needs Your Help!
Capital Campaign Drive...
We're currently seeking funds to retire our building and land debt, so that more of our budget goes directly to serving and providing for our kids, and allowing us to expand our current programs to more children in our community. Our need is $163,000, and we encourage your one-time participation.

All Campaign Donors will be recognized in the following:

- CityYouth foyer Wall of Hope, (with the engraving of your name)
- Celebration Event
- Newsletter

Our level are represented by characteristics that we want to instill in our youth. (1 Corinthians 13 and Galatians 5:22-23)

Love $25,000 up
Hope $15,000 - $24,999
Faith $10,000 - $14,999
Joy $5,000 - $9,999
Peace $2,500 - $4,999
Goodness $1,000 - $2,499
Kindness $500 - $999
Gentleness $100 - $499
Patience $10 - $99
*Click here for a printable form to make a one-time donation.

Did you know?

1. that CYM has a discipleship & mentoring program for girls called "Grace" and for boys called "Mercy".

2. In 2005 CYM served over 6,200 meals for our 1st thru 6th grades alone, if you count our Jr. High & High School it comes to over 7,000 meals.

3. CYM has provided Job-Skill Training & Core Development for over 120 Jr. High & High School students, with 8 of these now a working part of our community.

4. in 2003 we had 6 kids go to "Kids Across America" Kamp in Branson MO., as of July 2006 we had 33 kids going, spending a whole week leaning Team-Work, Leadership skills & how to be follower's of Jesus Christ. 28 Kids made decisions for Christ.

5. CYM was able, with the help of local merchants, to provide the Tux's for 2 boys and formals for 3 girls to attend their high school Prom's.

6. Forty students came forward in a devotional time to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior.

7. In 2006, CityYouth Ministries was recognized by the Omni Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology award in Fayetteville, Arkansas for making powerful influence in the lives of at-risk youth in Jonesboro.

8. CityYouth Ministries has a Journey of Faith Banquet in the spring to help pay off our Building and Land Debt.

9. City Youth Ministries just came back from Microsoft Headquarters, X-Box Studio's and the Seattle Super Sonics for its 1st Cyber Tour.

10. Did you know CityYouth served over 10,177 meal to 1st - 12th graders by the end of its fiscal year of June 2006.

11. On August 5, 2006 we had our "There Is A Hope" Concert at the Forum. We had ten artists and over 400 in attendance.

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