YOUTH LEADERS

Lead Your Students Into God’s Heart for Justice and Equip Them to End Slavery in our Lifetime

Your students know they live in an unjust world—they hear about it on the news, in their classrooms and from their friends. But what they might not know is that God cares about injustice and that he has an important role for them to play. As a Youth Leader, you are in a unique position to raise up a justice generation that has the convictions and insights to help end slavery in our lifetime. At IJM, we are here to serve you as you seek to transform the hearts of students and lead them into the work of justice.

The Fight to End slavery Creates a Deep Bond Among Students

Youth Groups from Cedarbrook Community, Redeemer Lutheran and Seneca Community in Maryland have decided to partner together on a year-long campaign to increase awareness about modern day slavery and to raise funds to partner with IJM to rescue slaves.

Your students can join them by participating on our

National 24JE weekend, October 16-17, 2015
(or choose your own date)

National 24 Hour Justice Experience Date
October 16-17, 2015
(or choose your own date)

In a mere 24 hours, you can transform the hearts of your students and make a global impact. By hosting the 24-Hour Justice Experience (24JE), you can make modern-day slavery real through teaching and hands-on activities. Your youth will serve their community, fund rescue and join a movement of students ending slavery. We’ll provide you with a free downloadable 24JE Leader’s Guide and all the tools you need to place students onto the frontlines of the anti-slavery movement.

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Youth Ministry Partnerships

Christ In Youth (CIY) and IJM are partnering to bring the work of justice to thousands of middle and high school students across the country. In one unique aspect of this partnership, students on CIY’s Engage the World mission trips to Cambodia and the Dominican Republic will see IJM’s work first-hand. Visit the CIY Engage the World website to learn more!

The Youth Cartel and IJM are working together for the first-ever Student Justice Conference (SJC15) in San Diego next summer, July 28 - 31, 2016. SJC15 will gather and activate teenagers passionate about issues of justice and global needs. Check out this video or visit the conference website to learn more!

Share Your Story

We love to hear stories and see the pictures from your youth group raising awareness and funds at your church or students on their school campuses. We want to pass these stories along as examples to other groups across the country and to encourage our IJM staff working around the world doing the front lines work of justice.

SHARE YOUR STORY

I had the privilege of watching over 1,000 teenagers at our Student Leadership Conferences participate in IJM's 24JE. Teens not only learned about God's heart for justice, but also developed leadership skills to help them make a difference in the world. I'm a big fan of the 24JE; it’s a great ministry tool.

– Doug Fields, Pastor, Author & Speaker with 30+ years of youth ministry experience

24JE will get students thinking and learning about the challenges of doing the real work of fighting for justice. I watched the lights go on as students engaged with this experience.

– Mark Matlock, Executive Director at Youth Specialties & Planet Wisdom

Resources for Leaders & Youth

 

This student devotional offers 31 daily readings, questions and action steps to make a life-changing difference in the world.

This 5 week leader’s guide is to be used when using the Seeking Justice devotional as part of your small group curriculum.

This student-led fundraising campaign invites others to collect loose change to fund rescues for modern-day slaves, and is a great hands-on activity for yout

For School Teachers

This curriculum helps schools teachers educate students about the realities of modern-day slavery and mobilizes their class to take action.

Meet the Director of Youth Mobilization

Brian Cress

Director of Youth Mobilization