Youth-Reach Gulf Coast seeks to provide a fresh chance to young men ages 18-22 by introducing them to Jesus, giving them a quality education and teaching them valuable life skills. We offer a stable and healthy environment where residents can learn, grow and thrive. Facilitated by screened, experienced and respected staff members, Youth-Reach is a long-term program intended to heal past wounds and restore families.
The services provided by Youth-Reach are offered at no cost to our residents or their families thanks to the generous support of the individuals, civic groups, foundations and churches.
All residents have chores everyday that can range from washing dishes to doing laundry. Each resident rotates through the various chores so that everyone shares the work load. Work projects are also a frequent activity that helps to maintain the homes and property here where we all live. This might look like building a fence, mowing the grass, or fixing a broken window. Typically, on Saturdays, we will have a work project, or community service project of some kind.
Youth-Reach is a voluntary program – you have the choice to come here. We want to work with young men that are willing to receive the help that we have to offer. We want to help young men overcome and offer them an opportunity to learn valuable life skills – but they have to want it! Youth-Reach doesn’t work for a young man who is being forced to come here.
Our goal is to equip each person who comes into our program to meet the complexities of real life and show them what being a man that follows God looks like.