In today’s world, real hope is hard to find. That’s why Family Life Radio exists: to bring the message of hope in Christ to those who desperately need to hear it. Family Life Radio helps people experience hope in their daily life through Christian music, encouraging and intentional content, uplifting experiences, and a unique connection with their community.
Not only will your monthly gift impact the lives of listeners, it will also impact the life of a child.
Here’s how: when you invest into Family Life Radio with a gift of $30 per month (Dollar-A-Day) or special (one-time) gift of $365, via credit or debit card, you’ll support Youth Haven, a year-round outreach that benefits underprivileged youth. Specifically, your gift releases meals for a child’s stay while at Youth Haven and a Bible of their very own. In addition, with our thanks, we’ll send you a charter edition Family Life Radio T-shirt!
More about Youth Haven:
Who is eligible to come to Youth Haven?
Disadvantaged boys and girls between the ages of 7-13 are eligible to attend. These are children who have experienced some type of hardship in their lives. Examples include foster care, single-parent homes, or low-income homes.
How are the children selected to attend?
Youth Haven works with many different types of agencies, including but not limited to social service agencies, child welfare agencies, schools, and churches with community outreach programs. Youth Haven also accepts individual referrals from parents, foster parents, grandparents, or other individuals who are able to secure permission from a parent or guardian for the child to attend.
How long do the children stay on your campus?
A different group of children comes to our campuses each week, all throughout the year. We offer weekend programs throughout the school year, and five-day camps during the summer. Children are invited to return once each season.
Is Youth Haven non-denominational?
Yes, we are a non-denominational Christian organization. We teach the children Bible stories, verses, and the basic gospel message. No child is ever forced or pressured to make a decision to accept Christ.
What are the activities of a typical day?
Youth Haven is all about meeting kids’ needs, lending a listening ear and helping them develop the confidence and appropriate behavior to be a positive influence to the world around them. A big part of that is simply letting kids be kids. Youth Haven wants them to have so much fun they can’t wait to come back! No matter the season, there’s always something fun to do. Typical activities include archery, bike riding, chapel, crafts, flag raising, gaga ball, games in the gym, a visit to the petting farm, playing on the playground, a walk-through maze, sports and all-camp outdoor games. In the winter, the kids may be able to go sledding at our Michigan campus. And in the summer, they have a chance to go swimming, sleep in a covered wagon, or cool off on a giant Slip N Slide. We also have a zipline and adventure trail at our Michigan campus, with hopes to add similar activities in Arizona.
Do you have contact with the children after they leave Youth Haven?
Yes. We send all the children who attend our programs birthday cards, letters, and postcards inviting them to return. The “Kids’ Connection” newsletter and our kids’ web site contain fun games and interesting stories to help encourage the kids and remind them they are loved.
Do the children have to pay any fees?
All disadvantaged children attend our programs free of charge, thanks to the generosity of private donors.