Adults Who Empower....
As we look at the first decade of the new millennium, an unprecedented statistic declares a mandate to those organizations that seek to reach young people. The teen population is expected to grow at twice the rate as the rest of the population, peaking in 2010 with approximately 30.8 million teenagers. This is 900,000 more than ever before. In fact, it’s 4.1 million more than in 1969 when Woodstock woke up mainstream America to youth culture’s existence. This staggering statistic is even more shocking when we are told that:
87% of young people today will not attend a church on a weekly basis.
In San Antonio, teen pregnancy is 82% higher than the national rate
10% of all young people in Bexar County drop out of school.
26% live at or below the poverty level
It is incumbent upon our ministry to assist the local church in reaching the thousands of young people in the greater San Antonio area. These teens not only need to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, but also are in need of a nurturing body of believers to disciple them in their daily walk. The George Barna group reminds us through their surveying of the youth population that 63% of people make their commitment to Christ before the age of 18. It is imperative that SAYFC makes inroads to our school campuses, detention centers and at-risk neighborhoods within our community.
“It is our mission to share Christ with every young person regardless of race or economic background. The main cry of young people today is a plea for true meaning in life and purpose for living.”
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please download and complete the above forms, then submit your name and contact information at the bottom of this page. Return the completed forms to SAYFC's offices by hand delivering, mailing, or emailing. If sending electronically, please remember to print out the pages, sign them, and scan them. We will not accept applications without hand written signatures.
2017 Training/Orientation Dates
* Note: All classes are held at our main office located at 5730 Kenwick, San Antonio, Tx 78238,
from 6:30p – 8p, unless otherwise relocated or rescheduled here.
January 17th, Tuesday
February 16th, Thursday
March 14th, Tuesday
April 11th, Tuesday
May 16th, Tuesday
June 15th, Thursday
July 11th, Tuesday
August 17th, Thursday
September 12th, Tuesday
October 12th, Thursday
November 14th, Tuesday
December 14th, Thursday