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


At Emerald Youth Foundation we measure our success in not only anecdotal ways—we also look at concrete measurements: how a child does in school, graduation rates, attendance in church, and family interactions.

We believe that as good stewards, we are driven to demonstrate the value of our work and why we ask for support.