Youth Development

Say Yes Picture 2Cru Youth Development, formerly known only as S.A.Y. (Save America’s Youth) Yes! Centers for Youth Development®, has grown over the past few years to include far more than just S.A.Y. Yes!™ training and curriculum.

Our purpose is to train and support churches to help youth develop a lifelong, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ through in-your-life mentoring ministries.

In many inner-city neighborhoods, Christians are feeling a need to open the doors of their churches during the after-school hours, and to minister to children and teens during this time of day when many are unsupervised and vulnerable to getting into trouble. The Cru Youth Development Center is designed to minister to the wholistic needs of young people: physical, spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual. Cru offers specialized training, curriculum, and other forms of assistance.


Vision and Impact

Youth Development Centers – A Vision of Youth Transformation – 5m

Youth Development Centers – Twenty Years after LA Riots –  Look at what God has done – 3m

Youth Development Centers - Introduction and Overview – 10m


Life Transformation Stories

Youth Development Centers – Life Transformation – The Story of CW – from Anger to Acceptance – 4m

Youth Development Centers – Life Transformation – The Story of Charles – 12m