AT UYWI, WE WANT TO ENSURE URBAN YOUTH WORKERS ACROSS EVERYWHERE ARE EQUIPPED NOT ONLY WITH THE TOOLS TO REACH YOUTH IN URBAN COMMUNITIES, BUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTEXTS AND ISSUES THEY ARE DOING MINISTRY WITHIN. FROM TOPICS LIKE GENTRIFICATION, GANG VIOLENCE OR EVEN QUICK TIPS ABOUT LEADERSHIP, DELVE INTO OUR ARTICLES TO BECOME A WELL-INFORMED URBAN YOUTH LEADER, PREPARED FOR WHAT’S AHEAD.
We are called to lead. When you rest in the assurance of Christ’s power over death we are reminded that we are more than conquerors. It is the Church—the people of God—that are on the frontline, and we do not back down, even from a pandemic.
Native to South Central Los Angeles and raised by a single mother, Alexander took pride in being the black sheep in most circles growing up. Now, he is a young adult director, social activist, youth advocate, and full-time spoken-word artist. An undaunted wordsmith fueled by a heart of passion and a soul forged by a plethora of complex and enriching experiences.
For nearly three generations, Dr. Virginia Ward has been empowering youth across the nation. Her impact is felt in every sector—from education to ministry, business, and beyond.
This trailblazing woman of God is living in a time where her dream of diversity and inclusion amongst women and people of color is blossoming into fruition. She brims with joy over seeing more representation in executive leadership within prominent urban ministry organizations.
Diversity and inclusion have become a popular topic of discussion across all segments of life. Whether it’s gender equality in school sports, the wage gap, or racial inclusion we still see the lingering side effects of a country built on cultural supremacy and segregation.
Can a conversation really make a difference? Michael Freeman writes about the power that one conversation can have in the trajectory of a young person’s life. What if you and a conversation could be the bridge for a young person to strive towards success?
Does Self-Care even exist during a pandemic? What does it look like? Psychologist and Pastor David Wang gives practical guidance on how Christian leaders can and should care for themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.