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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Itonya Conner


Our Youth Matter, Inc.

Oakland, CA


OUR YOUTH MATTER, INC.(OYM) "Changing How to Reach Today’s Teens"

OYM is a non-profit designed to equip youth leaders with the tools they need to produce vibrant and youth relevant programs, provide youth with leadership skills and educate all OUR YOUTH MATTER!

Our Youth Matter (OYM) was established in 2008, to demonstrate love to our youth and equip youth leaders with the tools they need to produce vibrant and youth relevant programs.

Due to the growing issue of violence, low self-esteem and poor academics among our youth, OYM took on the role as youth advocates because we believe our youth’s voice should be heard and research indicates that time with parents and other forms of parents' involvement in a child's life is crucial to positive development for children and adolescence.

OYM wants to challenge the church to rethink how they do youth ministry in order to reach the youth spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically.

We believe you can not reach the youth with the same old tactics. New and out of the box approaches has to be made in order to encourage, empower and save our youth to produce Leaders of Today!

2020 Workshop

Evangelism & Outreach: Events To Impact Your Community!

3/6/2020 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Room: D2

Our Youth Matter, Inc. has done several events to impact our community. Over the last 12 years we have held Vacation Bible School in the Park. We have supplied the community with backpacks, school supplies, hygiene kits, books and food bags with our largest event our Back 2 School Bash where 500-700 people are in attendance. We served hot meals, passed out goodie bags and warm items at our Thanksgiving in the Park event. We have given out Christian theme Easter baskets at a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. We have blessed families with toys at Christmas through our annual Toy Drive. Our holiday Adopt – A – Family is growing each year where we meet the needs of families and provide gifts from their wish list. We have offered youth the opportunity to attend Professional Sporting events. Each of these events was held outside of the church where we were able to bless many people having a positive impact on our community. Join us for this workshop to explore how YOU can reach out to make a positive impact on YOUR community. Learn how to receive money to fund your events.

Workshop Handouts: Events to Impact Ideas (pdf)