The History of Youth Commission International
APRIL 1997 - THE BEGINNING
Trusting that God could transform the city of Charlotte through youth, a group of Godly businessmen began meeting to pray for the next generation. The result of this movement: a group of high school students commissioned to love their classmates, live out the gospel and organize a Bible club before school on campus at Independence High School.
CAROLINA YOUTH COMMISSION
CYC was established to mobilize students to live on mission for God and reach their friends through the organization of student-led Bible clubs on middle and high school campuses. Students throughout North and South Carolina answered the call and took action starting and leading Christ-centered CYC clubs.
YOUTH COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL
As the ministry began to grow, the vision grew as well. Students from neighboring states launched clubs and our organization adopted the new name of YCI, Youth Commission International. Today, the ministry continues to grow, equipping, training, and commissioning students throughout North America as well as four African countries.