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Youth Mission Outreach started when MaryNell Tyner began meeting with three young children to teach them about God’s love. YMO has come a long way since the days of holding meetings in the back room of her family’s deli in 1992. The journey has taken us through many changes; relocating our programs time and again as we outgrew locations, incorporating in 1998 as a non-profit and developing new programs to meet the needs of area youth. With all the changes our 25 plus years have brought, one thing has not changed – the reason why Youth Mission Outreach still operates today. There are many more programs now. There are thousands of children that have attended them over the last 25 plus years. Countless others in the community have been helped and touched by the generosity of the staff and volunteers that comprise Youth Mission Outreach. The little ones from back then are grown and have children of their own. Many communities are reaping the benefits of the strong biblical character traits that are instilled in the youth through our programs. There is that one thing that remains the heartbeat of YMO . . . God’s love. This love is what enables us to fulfill our mission of Inspiring Change Through Relationships. As 1 Corinthians 13 says, “now there is faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.”
The philosophy of Youth Mission Outreach, Inc. is firmly rooted in the Christian faith and the belief that, in order to be truly healthy, one must take care of the ‘total’ person. Youth Mission Outreach, Inc. targets ‘at-risk’ YOUTH and their families, in the hopes of enhancing the quality of their lives. It is the MISSION of Youth Mission Outreach, Inc. to develop and encourage spiritual, emotional/mental, educational and physical well-being through a myriad of programs that are conducive to personal growth and the maintenance of a healthy perspective on life. In turn, we teach our youth to participate in OUTREACH services for those less fortunate than themselves. Youth Mission Outreach, Inc. staff and volunteers collaborate in shaping and modeling the behavior and attitude of Jesus Christ – and strive to love as Christ loved – with patience, kindness, hope, persistence and more (1 Cor. 13:4-7). We manifest this love in all our activities by providing a compassionate service that always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. And we answer the call to “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3,4) Youth Mission Outreach, Inc. integrates the following values into our work: Compassion Servanthood Respect Discipline Excellence Collaboration Stewardship
Youth Mission Outreach Inc. inspires change through enduring relationships. In 25 plus years of service, we have found that there is much to be taught to others however when it is presented in the context of relationship there is a willingness to receive and achieve. Our goal is to inspire change in youth through joining with them on their life walk to support, mentor and encourage them to become all that they are destined to be. We are invested in their today and their tomorrow as we believe they are forever a part of the YMO family.