Midwest Family Lending has chosen to support Freedom for Youth in the month of March and we encourage you to as well.
Freedom for Youth Ministries, founded in Des Moines in 2003, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit on a mission to reach Iowa’s youth. Our role is to unite and empower Christian communities to reach young people from kindergarten through 22-years-old with programs that help them stay in school, learn life skills, prepare for the workplace, and develop healthy relationships. These free programs include tutoring, after-school activities, meals, skills classes, and job training — all centered on the message of saving grace.
Currently, there are Freedom centers in Des Moines, Johnston, Knoxville, Winterset, Mitchellville, Stuart, Perry, Huxley, and Carlisle. Freedom for Youth’s goal is to one day be sharing the Gospel in each of Iowa’s 99 counties!
Freedom Blend Coffee, an enterprise of Freedom for Youth, will be opening later this spring. The full-service coffee shop (just west of the Des Moines campus) will serve as an employment training program for 16 – 22 year olds.