Did you know UM teens make the decisions for projects funded by the Youth Service Fund?

UM teens make the decisions
for projects
funded by the
Youth Service Fund?

The Youth Service Fund is a unique ministry because it is run completely by, with and for youth. Youth contribute the money, they decide what projects receive the money, and the projects supported are youth-designed, youth-led, and youth benefited. Within each conference, a youth task force is made up of representatives from each district to determine how 70% of the funds raised will be spend for their conference. The remaining 30% collected goes to the United Methodist Youth Organization (Division of Ministries with Young People) where youth from across the US determine grants given to ministries helping youth across the world.


The Youth Service Fund has provided funding to youth projects for nearly 50 years and countless youth have benefitted from all around the world. This fund was established by the global United Methodist Church to support youth and youth ministries in their endeavors to live and grow as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Young people have continuously proven to be extremely generous, and the Youth Service Fund would not exist without their monetary gifts given year after year. However, money alone is not what keeps Youth Service Fund alive. Youth are donating their time and effort to fundraise and using their creative energy to form projects that meet the needs of their community. Through the Youth Service Fund, youth are joining together to spread hope to their peers.

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