YouthReach International

YouthReach International's mission is to establish local mentoring communities which equip orphans and at-risk youth for success in life through spiritual development, positive role models and practical life skills. YouthReach believes the most significant need that orphans in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus have is for positive, on-going relationships with adult mentors that start while the children are still in the orphanage and continue with them through graduation from the orphanage and on into young adulthood.

YouthReach's child sponsorship program and mentoring communities are carefully designed to meet that need by investing in mentors that are provided with multiple training opportunities each year that focus on spiritual and social development training, that organize regular orphanage outreaches, and that provide special opportunities for growth in the mentors' personal, professional and spiritual lives. YouthReach also offers continued contact between staff and the mentors, providing consistent accountability and support, encouragement, and prayers for their year-round work.

Partnerships with in-country churches, ministries and orphanages are developed and expanded to allow further ministry opportunities to these children and their friends showing the orphans that they indeed matter to someone.