Welcome to The Urban Youth Initiative

Shaping the Future of Youth

At The Urban Youth Initiative, we are strong believers in the ability of our youth to succeed. We are committed to making a tangible impact upon the next generation, and equipping them to become a generation of leaders that change the world. We are committed to equipping and empowering urban youth pastors, leaders, and mentors with the skills necessary to effectively lead in the lives of the students that they serve. See how we’re involved in making a difference in the lives of teens.

Committed to Enriching the Lives of Youth

Get to Know Us

Teens have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come. We are here to give them the support they need in order to shape them into leaders of the future. We have a number of after school programs and leadership development initiatives that help nurture our youth and help them develop the skills they will carry throughout their lives. We also offer a number of courses to empower the urban youth worker to go further, faster in leadership, ministry, mentoring and more.

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All of the proceeds will go to continue to develop programs that benefit the students in our community, as well a research and development of programs that benefit Urban Youth leaders, pastors, coaches, and mentors.

Meet the founder

Carynn is an author, a suicide prevention worker, a certified life coach, a spiritual advisor and a pastor. She is passionate about empowering and equipping others - specifically those of the generation at hand and the next generation - to walk into their God-given destinies and purpose in the earth. She coaches youth pastors and mentors through instruction in navigating crises, which leads to having a more robust group of trained leaders to provide support during and future mitigation of devastating situations arising. She endeavors to lead others into walking into deeper relationship with God through intimacy, transparency, and inspiration. She is passionate about family, and enjoys spending time raising her two daughters, Sarai and Samiya.

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