Youth Extreme works with New Beginnings Baptist Church to serve First Nation’s youth in East Vancouver. Every Friday night they head down to the church to run a late-night rec program and teach the youth about the Gospel. Every night’s different, but can include everything from ice-skating, swimming and photo-scavenger hunts, to nights at the church watching a movie or playing minute-to-win-it games. Whatever the night looks like, each visit is filled with time to mentor and love these kids, many of whom are coming from broken homes and fractured families. These are students who don’t always have a lot of hope in their lives, and Youth Extreme serves as an incredible way to help speak the ultimate hope of Christ’s salvation into the lives of youth struggling to figure out how to live well in a very broken world.
The ministry itself is split up into Jr. and Sr. High, who meet and run events separately. We normally recommend that newer students start with Jr. High, and transfer into Sr. High with the youth over time.
If you would like more information or are interested in participating please contact Peter Woekel at Peter.Woekel@twu.ca.