The Miami Youth Leadership Initiative (MYLI) Is a 3 year training and support program offered by Miami Youth for Christ and The Urban Training Network. MYLI is designed to introduce a model of youth ministry that focuses on the effective evangelism, discipleship and empowerment of young people.

Participants will create step-by-step, practical strategies for reaching un-churched, non-Christian young people with the Gospel, discipling them to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and empowering them as leaders.

The program includes weekly training classes, a system for implementation and accountability, and a mentoring relationship with the program director.


MYLI is FREE for Church Youth Workers and candidates may even apply for a grant that can be used to fund their youth ministry and/or salary. Elements of the training component of the program may also be made open to volunteers within the church/organization. The following selection criteria are minimum requirements for grant applicants. They must:

  • Be in youth ministry at least 20 hours per week, with flexible hours in the daytime and some evening hours.
  • Hold a position of leadership (can implement plans for change).
  • Be teachable and open to change.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be held accountable for the principles being taught.

For more information on participating or supporting this exciting, collaborative initiative, contact the Youth for Christ office at 305.271.2442