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In youth ministry, we need to ask three key questions: Why youth ministry

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By opening doors of opportunity, at-risk youth will be equipped to lead with integrity, broken families will be restored, and our North Minneapolis community will be rebuilt.

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Youth feel included and motivated. They have significant roles as participants and leaders.
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Konopka, G. , VIII, 31, Fall, 1973.

"A long-term relationship with a caring adult can change a young person's life." , 1988, p. 45.
A group of youth from a local 4-H club traveled to another state to participate in a Habitat for Humanity Project. Having little experience in building a house, the teens were apprehensive about their skills. The group spent a week learning how to read blueprints, develop carpentry skills, and work as a team. At the end of the experience, the youth were proud of the skills they had learned, the house they built, and their contribution to the community.

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Snow, Misti. . Toronto: Penguin Books, 1992.

The camp director appreciated Sean's willingness to work and his sense of adventure. Sean was willing to take risks, get up from falls, and try again. He wanted to sail and through hard work and a lot of hands-on learning, he became a member of the Sea Filly sailing team. At the camp's annual sailing regatta, Sea Filly was one of seven boats to finish the race. The whole camp was on hand to cheer on the teams as they sailed across the finish line.

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One day he mentioned to the school counselor his love for the outdoors and referred to the camp he had seen on TV. The counselor knew of a work program available at the camp. Sean applied and was accepted.

On any given night, 1,500 – 2,000 youth in Toronto are homeless.

"Although community programs should address the serious concerns of today's young people, they should also respond to adolescents' desire for fun and friends." , p. 79.

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Sean saw TV news clips about an outdoors adventure program at an area camp. Sean wished he could take part in such an exciting adventure, but he knew his parents couldn't afford to send him.

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. Report of the Task Force on Youth Development and Community Programs. Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development. New York: Carnegie Corporation, 1992.