Our Mission


To raise up a large number of urban youth to love Jesus Christ and become effective leaders who help renew their communities


Community - Raising up young people in environments where relationships can happen with adults for a long time
Holistic - Passing on faith, knowledge and skills with young people
Fun - Making sure young people have a good time
Collaboration - Linking with churches and ministries across the city to better serve young people
Accountability - Doing what we say we will do with young people and their families

Statement of Faith

Emerald Youth Foundation agrees with the Apostles' Creed as our primary statement of faith:

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,*
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.


*or "universal church"