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Youth Hope-Builders Academy

Youth Hope-Builders Academy

The purpose of the Youth Hope-Builders Academy is to promote the growth and development of Black youth as Christians and to enliven their awareness of and commitment to Christian vocation and practices in the Church and world through hope-filled and hope-building methods.  The Academy also seeks to foster the support of parent/guardians, church and community leaders for their youth in the formation of Christian identity and life direction.  The ultimate goal is for these adults to see their participation in the Academy and their ongoing support of their youth as a pivotal part of their own Christian practices and learning.

The project also intends to increase the interest and enhance the ability of present and future seminarians and ministry leaders in developing and implementing effective strategies for youth ministry.