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Help us kick off our 2025 goal of helping our leaders engage 1 million youth. Over the next 5 years we want to see 15,000 urban leaders in our leadership process. This will increase their capacity and impact in engaging urban youth.  

1.2 Million young people are leaving the church every year. That means one young person leaves the church every 26 seconds.

Our leaders are uniquely positioned to not only meet their needs, but most importantly, to help them walk through these difficult seasons. Now more than ever young people need hope. We believe the Gospel is still the answer. We are training and resourcing leaders so that urban youth have strong, healthy role models who live compelling Gospel-centered lives that attract, influence, and impact their communities.

Your partnership will fund more online resources and 10 national Fuel Networks. It will also further expand our national and international partnerships and revamp our 90 Degrees Certificate Program.

2019 Annual Report

2019 was an incredible year at UYWI! There has been much change, including the transition of our beloved Founder, Dr. Larry Acosta. Yet, in the midst of this significant new season, God has continued to #DoTheWork of moving UYWI forward for the purpose of resourcing and training high impact and high capacity leaders who dedicate their lives to the transformation of youth across the globe through the Gospel. As we enter 2020 we continue our calling of investing into the leaders of the future, because #TheFutureIsHere!

Will you join us?   [ View Full Report ]

Tommy Nixon
Chief Executive Officer

Our Fiscal Responsibility

We take financial accountability and good stewardship for our generous supporters very seriously. As a 501c3 located in the State of California, we make our financial statements available upon request, however, you may select and view any of our recent IRS 990 Forms below.

2019 Audited Financials

2019 UYWI IRS 990 Form

2018 Audited Financials

2018 UYWI IRS 990 Form

2017 UYWI IRS 990 Form

2016 UYWI IRS 990 Form

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Need to make an update? 
To update your personal information or to adjust your current gift, you may contact Lindsay Leiva at 800-734-8994 ext. 202 or lindsay@uywi.org

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