Miami YFC History

Miami Youth for Christ works together with other like-minded partners to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact the world around them.  We are committed to empowering the children, youth, and families of our community by providing faith-based services that enhance their emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational well-being through our educational and outreach programs.

For over 65 years Miami YFC has had a distinctive history of youth outreach in Miami-Dade County. The YFC organization was incorporated in 1945 and the Miami chapter was incorporated in 1948 with the mission of positively impacting young people everywhere by working together with the local community.

Miami Youth for Christ (Miami YFC) provides free educational and outreach programs that are inclusive and accessible to all children and youth throughout Miami-Dade County. Through its programs, Miami YFC seeks to provide an environment for positive youth development thereby enabling these students to reach their full potential in life. There are five programs under the umbrella of Miami YFC: MYLI (Miami Youth Leadership Initiative), Campus Life, Catalyst Hip-Hop, Juvenile Justice Outreach, and City Life KIX.

In total, Miami YFC offers 35 programs per week at 12 different sites throughout Miami-Dade County serving over 4,000 students per year.

Miami YFC programs effectively engage children and youth of all ages and all social, religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds.