Truths we want every teen to believe:
I am lovable, capable, and worthwhile
I am loved without strings and never alone
I have a future
holds everyone back.
Hopelessness shows up as a tangle of lies and pain that hold people back and constrict what they’re capable of. Sometimes you see signs of this pain: harmful behaviors, destructive patterns, or unjust circumstances. Other times, a person’s struggle is deep within, as they wrestle to believe in their worth or that things will ever get better. Hopelessness doesn’t just affect individual lives. It has a compounding impact, breaking down relationships, families, and communities.
Signs of Hopelessness include...
Increased symptoms of depression and anxiety
Problems in school Isolation and avoidance
Thoughts and attempts of suicide
Bullying and aggression
Unsafe sex and dating relationships
The path to hope is not a straight line.
No one moves directly from hopelessness to hope. There are ups and downs. Roadblocks. Momentum. Setbacks. For some this is a lifelong journey. But no teen has to walk this journey alone. We stick with them through it all, helping them believe the truth about who they are and what they are capable of.
Our vision is for every teen to be rooted in the living hope of Jesus - unleashing untold potential in communities everywhere.