CYCM is a Christian, nonprofit, inter-denominational youth organization, working with local churches, charities, and families to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the youth of this community. The youth center offers a safe place for local teens to hang out, play games, learn about Jesus, and receive guidance in everyday life.
CYCM is mostly staffed with volunteers who are committed to helping our local youth come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. The youth center also strives to mentor them in practical ways that will prepare them for the future. This work is accomplished in many ways, including Biblically centered teaching, tutoring, discipleship, creative arts, community service, and working to plug teens and their families in with the local church.
CYCM's Main ministry nights are on Tuesdays (6:00-8:30 PM)
Our Tuesday night's (during the school year) involve a lot of games, food, and time to hang out with friends. We conclude the evening with a Bible message and discussion for youth. We do programs for high school as well as junior high students.
The CYCM sponsors an annual event called "Mission Morris". This is a service project held in the spring that brings youth from all over Grundy County together to help those in need here in Morris. Our teens have helped organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Grundy County Housing Authority, Narvick House, and We Care with tasks such as pulling weeds, raking leaves, clean up and painting. The day of work is capped off with some fun, food and music as the students meet back at the CYCM.
Sometimes a pick-up game of basketball is just the thing to connect with students. A chance to enjoy a fun game of basketball in a safe environment often provides an opportunity to instill Christian values in the hearts of the students.
The CYCM also offers opportunities for youth to participate in singing or playing an instrument. Several times throughout the year we put together a band to perform at various venues such as the annual Promotional Banquet in the Spring and "Shine Music Fest" in July.