Costa Rica

About Youth for Christ Costa Rica

Youth for Christ Costa Rica began in 2010 when Abner and Aimee from Canada visited and pioneered this amazing ministry.

Two Youth for Christ Costa Rica staff volunteers with three teen moms.

We are doing most of our programs from an online platform. Through Zoom we are teaching English classes, doing discipleship, and walking alongside teen moms. COVID-19 brought some significant changes to the way we do ministry; we’ve learned to adapt to the resources we have.

Also we’ve learned that walking with youth does not depend on a building. It depends more on their need and our willingness and ability to be there for them. Our programs go from tutoring online, teaching classes, workshops for the moms and their babies, all the way to creating a secure community around teens who love surf and teaching them, through relationships, the real meaning of following Jesus.

Youth for Christ ministry in Costa Rica currently includes:

  • Project Serve – Short term mission trips to Heredia/San Jose
  • Tutoring program – Tutoring in schoolwork and discipling kids from 4-15 years old in a community in social risk in Heredia.
  • Sports ministry “The Cage” – Portable mini-soccer field.
  • Partnership with Alpha Ministries – Discipleship for teenagers and young people at private and public schools.

Prayer Needs

  • More volunteers
  • For God to impact the lives of the kids so we can invest in their lives to change their eternities