Lincoln Youth Serving Christian Nonprofit Launches $ 2.5 Million Campaign for New Facility | Education
The group has already raised $ 400,000 of the $ 1 million needed by the end of the year to qualify for state-administered coronavirus relief grant funds, said Schulte, who previously served on the Lincoln Board of Education.
The Shovel-Ready Capital Recovery and Investment Act, which the legislature passed this year, set aside funds for nonprofits – like Youth for Christ – seeking to boost fundraising campaigns affected by the pandemic. .
And if all goes well, construction could start next summer, he said.
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Youth for Christ serves more than 1,200 young people, with the goal of engaging them in a healthy relationship with God, said Schulte. This is mainly done through its Campus Life program in schools in the region, but the group also offers services to incarcerated youth and pregnant or parenting students.
Campus Life programs are offered at Lincoln High School, Lincoln Northeast; Lux, Moore, Mickle, Culler and Scott Colleges; and Norris and Ashland-Greenwood.
Schulte said Youth for Christ has seen an increased demand for mental health services, mentors and spiritual counseling over the past 18 months.
“Teens are struggling more than ever,” Senator Suzanne Geist of Lincoln, honorary fundraiser chair, said in a press release. “I support this project because it will lead to more godly men and women to invest in the lives of adolescents.”