YouthAlive Leaders Portal
Live a purpose-driven life by modeling an evidence-based Positive Peer Prevention Program.
Step #1: Positive
Youth Alive focuses on positive alternatives in Christ, resulting in positive interpersonal relationships with one another. Participants treat one another with Respect, Dignity, and Honor, valuing each person with no racism, no prejudice, no put-downs.
Step #2: Peer
In this program youth and adults are reaching out to other youth, children, and adults to encourage them to make healthy choices free from addictions. The connectedness among youth and with adults provides a natural sense of satisfaction.
Step #3: Prevention
Youth Alive focuses on the theme “MY CHOICE–FULLY ALIVE” - this encourages commitment to healthy living for all the participants, including those who may have already casually experimented with drugs or other at-risk behaviors.
Step #4: Program
The program involves various activities and events focusing on the growth and discipling of youth. It is intergenerational. That is, it includes not only youth, but the participation of qualified adult presenters and facilitators.
What is Youth Alive?
Youth Alive is a youth discipleship program designed to build resilience among adolescents and young adults by ins- piring and equipping them to make healthy choices.
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Youth Alive Model
The Youth Alive model incorporates four important iCor (Church of Refuge) values for discipling youth as followers of Jesus.
nurture spiritual growth
Youth Alive creates a welcoming environment in which people feel safe to be themselves, to take risks, and to grow. A safe environment means acceptance, openness, support, and confidentiality. Youth Alive seeks to build up others and not allow put-downs. The principles youth alive live by are:
The first step in engaging in Youth Alive is to attend a facilitator’s training. The success of the Youth Alive program is grounded in the adults who empower and support the youth.
By investing time in young people, you demonstrate a willing- ness to become involved in their lives and shows that young people matter.
Meet the YouthAlive Team
Lisa Beardsley-Hardy is Director of Education at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists World...
Pastor Gary Blanchard is married to his best friend Erica Blanchard. They have three children in their...
MD 20904 USA
Email: youthalive at gc.adventist.org