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WHAT IS YOUTH STREET?Youth Street is a community development project aimed at reaching young people. It was created to provide a safe place where young people feel valued and can learn to build healthy relationships while discovering their purpose. Youth Street is not a physical location. It is a community of young people involved in different programs that can be adapted to any and all locations using whatever resources you have. The different aspects that make up “Youth Street” are all simply tools of youth culture designed to attract young people and reach a city. We are aware that God is desperate to draw people to the truth of Himself. He is a relational and loving God, and we want to share Him with as many as we can. The hope that God has given us is to see the youth saved and redeemed in their identity in Christ, and in turn change the world around them.
HISTORY OF YOUTH STREET?Youth Street was originally conceived by the leaders at YWAM Newcastle with the vision to take the walls out of our ministry and take it to the streets. Officially launched in 2001,Youth Street became a city-wide project with a primary focus of building community, and championing young people. It has since been developed and multiplied across Australia.. We now have several operating locations including Newcastle, Townsville and Melbourne which currently see approximately 200 youth attend a variety of programs each week with over 15,000 walking through the doors over the past 8 years. Internationally, countries such as Spain, Brazil, The Philippines,, Vanuatu, The U.S., Mexico and New Zealand have shown an active interest in seeing Youth Street started in their communities.
HOW CAN YOUTH STREET HELP?We see Youth Street as a great vehicle in helping Youth With a Mission in achieving its vision of “To Know God and Make Him Known”. Each Youth Street location may look very different but there are 5 Key Values that keep Youth Street in line with YWAM’s foundational values.
WE BELIEVE YOUTH STREET HELPS WITH:- Bases connecting with local community.
- Starting new ministry centers or bases.
- Engages DTS students in hands on evangelism and discipleship during their lecture phase.
- It can also then lead into DTS outreach teams having clearer purposes, goals and outcomes.
- Helps DTS outreach teams connect with and influence local businesses, broader community, education and local churches.