Making strangers into neighbors.

 

 

Youthfront’s YF Neighborhood ministries unmake the dividing walls of our neighborhoods. Youth and families have the opportunity to form friendships across social and economic divisions by leaving familiar neighborhoods to meet new neighbors different from themselves. YF Neighborhood offers hands-on ways to make life better for all our neighbors and learning experiences to imagine a world without walls.

From a “shared table” meal to neighborhood-designed projects or Missional Journeys, YF Neighborhood’s programs are intentionally designed to cross the boundaries that divide us. Individuals, families, youth groups, church groups or even schools and businesses can partner with Youthfront in unique experiences that transform strangers into neighbors.

 

 

Get Involved! 


I’m interested in:

Forming friendships with people different from me

  • Missional Journeys
    • Multi-day, immersive experiences in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City and Mexico that provide an opportunity to share meals, form friendships and explore challenges facing neighborhoods in poverty.
  • Experience Croc, Mexico
    • Youthfront Imagina is an afterschool program that provides educational assistance and spiritual formation in an under-resourced community outside of Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Shared Table
    • Immigrant neighbors host American families for a meal in their homes to form friendship across social and economic divisions. New dates to be announced – email yfn@youthfront.com for more information. 
  • Snack Shack KC
    • A safe place established by middle school Imagine Argentine participants where neighborhood youth can gather. Snack Shack operates year-round and counts on youth and adult volunteers. 
  • College Summer Internship
    • An 8-week, immersive internship in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City, serving organizations dedicated to narrowing the divides for vulnerable neighbors. 

Hands-on service to make life better for neighbors who are left out

  • What’s Good in the Neighborhood Day
    • A one-day event where we celebrate all that’s good in under-resourced neighborhoods. We honor the work of unsung heroes by lending a hand to local ministries and organizations, listening to the stories of locals who bring life and beauty amidst challenges, and tasting the tradition and talent of local cooks.
  • Missional Journeys
    • Multi-day, immersive experiences in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City and Mexico that provide an opportunity to share meals, form friendships, explore challenges facing neighborhoods in poverty.
  • Experience Croc, Mexico
    • Youthfront Imagina is an after-school program that provides educational assistance and spiritual formation in an under-resourced community outside of Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Something to Eat™
    • Youthfront’s Something to Eat™ food packing program provides tangible ways for kids and their families, churches, schools and businesses to help those facing hunger.
  • Snack Shack KC
    • A safe place established by middle school Imagine Argentine participants where neighborhood youth can gather. Snack Shack operates year-round and counts on youth and adult volunteers. 
  • After-school support
    • In-person support for neighborhood kids at risk of falling behind in school while studying remotely during the pandemic. Email yfn@youthfront.com for more information on volunteering.  
  • ImagineX
    • Our youth social entrepreneurship curriculum and experience empowers youth to create solutions to the biggest social challenges facing their schools and communities. Great for youth groups, school or families.
  • Neighborhood Day Camps
    • Camp comes to kids every afternoon in the summer in the Argentine neighborhood combining fun games and spiritual formation. Email yfn@youthfront.com for more information on volunteering.  
  • Argentine Discount Christmas Store
    • A seasonal, pop-up store where low-income families receive the pride of purchasing brand new gifts for their children with their own hard-earned money at 75% off store prices. Ways to help or volunteer in 2021 will be posted here in the late fall.
  • College Summer Internship
    • An 8-week, immersive internship in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City, serving organizations dedicated to narrowing the divides for vulnerable neighbors.

Learning experiences to imagine a world where everyone belongs

  • ImagineX
    • Our youth social entrepreneurship curriculum and experience empowers youth to create solutions to the biggest social challenges facing their schools and communities. Great for youth groups, schools or families.
  • Missional Journeys
    • Multi-day, immersive experiences in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City and Mexico that provide an opportunity to share meals, form friendships, explore challenges facing neighborhoods in poverty.
  • Experience Croc, Mexico
    • Youthfront Imagina is an after-school program that provides educational assistance and spiritual formation in an under-resourced community outside of Monterrey, Mexico.
  • College Summer Internship
    • An 8-week, immersive internship in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City, serving organizations dedicated to narrowing the divides for vulnerable neighbors. 
  • Learning experiences
    • Interactive games and exercises that help us understand the dividing walls of our world as it is and imagine what a world without walls could be. Email us: yfn@youthfront.com for more information. 

I’m looking for something for YOUTH

  • ImagineX
    • Our youth social entrepreneurship curriculum and experience empowers youth to create solutions to the biggest social challenges facing their schools and communities. Great for youth groups, schools or families.
  • Neighborhood Day Camps
    • Camp comes to kids every afternoon in the summer in the Argentine neighborhood combining fun games and spiritual formation. Email yfn@youthfront.com with your volunteer interest. 
  • Snack Shack KC
    • A safe place established by middle school Imagine Argentine participants where neighborhood youth can gather. Snack Shack operates year-round and counts on youth and adult volunteers. 
  • Missional Journeys
    • Multi-day, immersive experiences in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City and Mexico that provide an opportunity to share meals, form friendships, explore challenges facing neighborhoods in poverty.
  • College Summer Internship
    • An 8-week, immersive internship in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City, serving organizations dedicated to narrowing the divides for vulnerable neighbors.

I'm looking for something for MY FAMILY

  • What’s Good in the Neighborhood Day
    • A one-day event where we celebrate all that’s good in under-resourced neighborhoods. We honor the work of unsung heroes by lending a hand to local ministries and organizations, listening to the stories of locals who bring life and beauty amidst challenges, and tasting the tradition and talent of local cooks.
  • Something to Eat™
    • Youthfront’s Something to Eat™ food packing program provides tangible ways for kids and their families, churches, schools and businesses to help those facing hunger.
  • Missional Journeys
    • Multi-day, immersive experiences in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City and Mexico that provide an opportunity to share meals, form friendships, explore challenges facing neighborhoods in poverty.
  • Neighborhood Day Camps
    • Camp comes to kids every afternoon in the summer in the Argentine neighborhood combining fun games and spiritual formation. Volunteer to help here.
  • Shared Table
    • Immigrant neighbors host American families for a meal in their homes to form friendship across social and economic divisions. New dates to be announced. Email yfn@youthfront.com for more information. 
  • Afters-school support
    • In-person support for neighborhood kids at risk of falling behind in school while studying remotely during the pandemic. Email yfn@youthfront.com for more information. 

I'm looking for something for MY CHURCH

  • Something to Eat™
    • Youthfront’s Something to Eat™ food packing program provides tangible ways for kids and their families, churches, schools and businesses to help those facing hunger.
  • What’s Good in the Neighborhood Day
    • A one-day event where we celebrate all that’s good in under-resourced neighborhoods. We honor the work of unsung heroes by lending a hand to local ministries and organizations, listening to the stories of locals who bring life and beauty amidst challenges, and tasting the tradition and talent of local cooks.
  • Missional Journeys
    • Multi-day, immersive experiences in under-resourced neighborhoods in Kansas City and Mexico that provide an opportunity to share meals, form friendships, explore challenges facing neighborhoods in poverty.Missional Journeys
  • Youthfront Summer Camp
    • Camp has been a hallmark of Youthfront’s ministry for decades. Learn more about our overnight and day camp experiences, and the benefits of bringing your youth group.
  • ImagineX
    • Our youth social entrepreneurship curriculum and experience empowers youth to create solutions to the biggest social challenges facing their schools and communities. Great for youth groups, schools or families.
  • Learning experiences
    • Interactive games and exercises that help us understand the dividing walls of our world as it is and imagine what a world without walls could be. Contact us for more information.
  • Argentine Discount Christmas Store
    • A seasonal, pop-up store where low-income families receive the pride of purchasing brand new gifts for their children with their own hard-earned money at 75% off store prices. Ways to help or volunteer in 2021 will be posted here in the late fall.

I'm looking for something for MY BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION

  • What’s Good in the Neighborhood Day
    • A one-day event where we celebrate all that’s good in under-resourced neighborhoods. We honor the work of unsung heroes by lending a hand to local ministries and organizations, listening to the stories of locals who bring life and beauty amidst challenges, and tasting the tradition and talent of local cooks.
  • Something to Eat™
    • Youthfront’s Something to Eat™ food packing program provides tangible ways for kids and their families, churches, schools and businesses to help those facing hunger.
  • Argentine Discount Christmas Store
    • A seasonal, pop-up store where low-income families receive the pride of purchasing brand new gifts for their children with their own hard-earned money at 75% off store prices. Ways to help or volunteer in 2021 will be posted here in the late fall.
  • Support and sponsorships
    • Donors and sponsors make these programs possible. Learn how your one-time or monthly partnership support can make a difference. 

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