Our young people of Placer and Nevada Counties are faced with a battle everyday that many of us can’t imagine facing at their age. Drugs, alcohol, depression, cutting, pornography, addictions, pregnancy, and suicide are a few of these realities. As a result students respond in violent ways and campuses are plagued with fear and anger instead of an excitement for learning and the innocence of youth.
In a recent report to the Nation from the Commission on Children at Risk (Institute for American Values), the scientific evidence has proven that the way to end this battle is through Authoritative Communities. An Authoritative Community provides a safe place for adolescents to transition to adulthood through healthy peer relationships, positive activities, and community service. Campus Life meets the ten characteristics of the Authoritative Community by providing caring adults that provide healthy relationships and experiences.
The vision of Youth for Christ / Campus Life is, as a part of the body of Christ, to see every young person in every people group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to become a follower of Jesus Christ and to become a part of a local church.
Through Campus Life ministries in North Placer County, our goal is to ensure that every student in our area has the opportunity to become involved and hear the life changing message of hope in Jesus Christ. Campus Life Gold Country is funded by fundraisers, individuals and churches. If you would like to help support this ministry or help with the bi-annual fundraisers, please let us know through our contact us page.
The area of Northern Placer County and Southern Nevada County consists of three high schools: Placer, Colfax and Bear River, along with several alternative schools and independent study programs. Our mission is to reach the 8,000 non-churched high school students and plug those students into the local church. We also help to equip Christian students to share their faith (see MIT below).
In connection with local churches, the Gathering Inn, Kindness Kicks Camp and WWJD, we try to provide students with an opportunity to serve their local community as a reflection of their relationship with Jesus. There are weekly, monthly and annual opportunities for students to serve. Check out the Free-A-Thon Event.