Our vision is to see the lives of every high-risk youth in King and Snohomish Counties transformed through the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

In 1944, Youth for Christ responded to the growing need to provide Christian leadership by coordinating Gospel-centered outreach events. In a post-World War II America, the ministry expanded quickly and Billy Graham became YFC’s first full time Staff member.

Today, Youth for Christ reaches high-risk youth through our various ministries:


City Life Ministries CORE Internships Youth Ministry Network


Seattle Area Youth for Christ ministries reach youth in urban, suburban and rural areas. Seattle Area YFC functions as a chapter of Youth for Christ USA which operates worldwide and employs over 40,000 individuals. We devote ourselves to spreading the hope of Jesus in all cultural settings. 


Youth for Christ is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your gift is tax-deductible - IRS non-profit tax I.D. # 91-6000608