In the Philippines, Youth for Christ was in Manila for 30 years but closed in early 2000. However, a Korean missionary, Cho Hyoun Jo, pioneered Youth for Christ in Baguio City.
YFC has been reaching the youth through Happy Hearts Club which reaches out to pre-teens five to 12 years old, Campus Life that reaches teens on school campuses, and Youth Life that caters to those out-of-school. We also reach “at-risk” and marginalized youth, and even juvenile delinquents.
During the pandemic, DIGIVANGELISM is our new normal. It is a ministry of YFC Philippines for reaching the youth, including children, virtually. This platform enables us to connect with youth in a wider scope even when the government restricts face-to-face encounters. The Internet and all forms of social media is where the youth are found and thus this gives a greater influence among the youth of the Philippines.
YFC will continue to reach young people in Baguio City and in other parts of the Philippines through face-to-face and digital platforms when government restrictions are eased.
In addition to Digivangelism YFC Philippines impacts youth through the following ministry models and leadership development programs:
- Happy Hearts Club for pre-teens
- Leadership Training Course for volunteers and young leaders
- drama, music, and sports activities
- Campus Life and Cozy Chat for teens
- Pinoy Games
- ALS (an alternative learning system for out-of-school youth)