Welcome to Freedom for Youth Ministries’ Website. God birthed this ministry in 2004 through an 18-year-old girl found living under a bridge in downtown Des Moines. Since then the ministry has grown to include after-school programming for inner-city youth ages 6-17 at our Freedom Center campus, transitional housing for young adults ages 18-22, and youth centers in rural communities of Iowa.

Watch the video and peruse the information to see that God’s plan to rescue our lost and hurting youth in Iowa is nothing short of miraculous! Jesus Christ is our foundation, our leader and the core of what we teach. To Him be all honor and glory and praise. Our mission can only be accomplished through His church as fellow believers come to serve and bring gifts. If God is touching your heart to get involved, we would love to visit with you!

– Mark Nelson, Executive Director


You Can Make a Difference by Volunteering!

Here are JUST A FEW of the volunteer positions we have open and available right now:

  • Wednesday middle school small group leaders at our Hickman campus (especially male small group leaders!)
  • Thursday school coaches for middle school girls at our Hickman campus
  • Friday activity leaders for high school students at our Hickman campus
  • Welding instructor for young adults at our Hickman campus

For even more opportunities, check out our VOLUNTEER page, give us a call, or stop in and learn how you can be involved! 

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