Introducing Real Resources

Youth Specialties
January 25th, 2012

We have big news today—no, we haven’t been sold again.

The Big News
As of January 9, 2012, Youth Specialties is its own 501(c)(3) organization that is part of a family of ministries called Real Resources. Real Resources was created to provide support to a family of ministries allowing us to take advantage of shared resources and services. Other organizations in our family include YouthWorks and Table Project. This change allows us the freedom to continue pursuing the culture and values that reflect the youth ministry community and better steward our resources through shared services.

The Backstory
When YouthWorks took over the stewardship of Youth Specialties at the end of 2009, they started the process of creating a new organization called Real Resources that would provide support services to Youth Specialties, YouthWorks, and Table Project.

That means Real Resources is now our parent organization and YouthWorks is now our sister organization. The people haven’t changed just the names of the organizations they serve. Visit Real Resources for additional information.  

What does this mean for you?
Though we may look a little different here and there, how you interact with us will change very little, which is great news! We are the same people, just in a different organizational structure. You can continue to use the email addresses, phone numbers and website you’ve always used to connect with us.

If you have any questions, email Louise Ward.

To read the updated Privacy Policy click here.

Thanks for being a part of the YS family and helping students follow in the way of Jesus!

Mark Matlock
Executive Director, Youth Specialties

Youth Specialties

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