This March we lost one of our NELA kids who is very dear to us in a house fire. This family lost everything and needs our help. If you’d like to donate click here.

Our mission is to empower youth to pursue their God-given potential and step into their Kingdom calling. Our hearts burn to see youth truly know who they are in Christ and awaken them to the greatness inside of them. We claim generational chains of poverty, teen pregnancy, addiction, and abuse to be broken in the name of Jesus!

Community Relationships: We connect students to each other and to the wider community, believing our world is healthiest when diverse people know, respect, and serve each other.

Community Leadership: We empower the skills, insights, and creativity of students themselves to serve at NELA Youth and other nonprofits in our community.

Core Spirituality: We guide students to establish a set of core convictions from which they can build meaningful lives.

Irresistible Fun: We embrace the spirit of youth and channel it into life-giving activities that keep kids coming back for more.

“We must cultivate the gifts in these youth and speak life over them! The Lord has such a great purpose for them and we are determined to for them to know that truth!”

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. Matthew 18:3-5

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Luke 17:1-2

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6