This year our Christmas Appeal is for Gloucestershire Youth for Christ.
GYFC exists to see young people changed by Jesus. In after schools clubs, Christian Unions, mentoring sessions and assemblies, GYFC aims to introduce young people to Jesus. The young people they mentor are facing real challenges.
The GYFC team are there to support and guide them. Over the Advent period, they are working with several churches, including us, to provide hampers to those who are living in food poverty.
In the period July-September 2020, 14.6% of young people were unemployed, GYFC are working to establish a mentoring service for unemployed young people to help with CV and application writing, interview skills, functional skills, gaining work experience and support starting work and budgeting. Part of this journey will involve looking at purpose, hopes and dreams and identity. GYFC want to see young people find employment, but also to encounter Jesus.