What we Believe

Life Long relationships 

We don’t have it altogether, but together we have it all!

 

This CORE value builds interdependence as we learn to function as a team.  YMEN will seek to promote a family atmosphere where diversity is valued.

 

Though the body is one unit, it is made up of many parts.  Each part is valuable and uniquely arranged to function as God has intended.  If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be?  If the whole body were and ear, where would the sense of smelling be?  Each part should have equal concern for each other.  If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part rejoices, every part rejoices with it.

Personal & Mutual Accountability 

We are 100% responsible, 100% of the time!

 

This CORE value builds an understanding of personal ownership and mutual accountability to others in the group.  YMEN students leaders will take advantage of educational and relational opportunities while dedicating themselves to personal growth and transformation. 

 

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young!

But, you must set an example for others in the way you speak, the way you live your life, in the way you give and receive love, in what you prioritize in life, and in the way you treat others.

Servant Leadership

The greatest leaders is the one who willingly serves others …

there is no better example for others to follow!

 

This CORE value reminds us that the multiplication of leadership is the key to greater impact.  Servant leaders seek to empower others around them by building character and modeling a virtuous lifestyle.

 

Take the teachings that you have heard me say… and pass them on to others who are reliable…those who will be faithful to pass the baton of leadership to the third and the fourth generation

Stewardship of Resources 

To whom much is given, much is also required!

 

This CORE value reminds us that resources are limited, and as such, should be maximized to provide the greatest value.  Whenever possible, these resources should be leveraged to provide for greater fruitfulness.  Additionally, this value tells us that both people and possessions are precious, and have been gifted to us for the furthering of YMEN’s mission.  Donors are Investors and are entitled to a return on their investment. 

 

Each one should use whatever gift they have received to serve others.

Philosophy 

  • Every Student belongs. 

  • Every student deserves a safe space and place to grow and mature.

  • Every student is worthy of our investment.

  • Every student can make a valuable  contribution to their community through service learning. 

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Chicago IL 60623

773-522-9636

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