Young People in the inner city desperately lack spiritual, relational and emotional guidance.
The majority of students in Urban Youth Excel come from a single parent or guardian 95% poverty level households. 98% are from minority cultures (a risk marker) and attend urban schools that have a 53% graduation rate, putting these kids at risk of becoming societal statistics. They face challenges that are prevalent in the inner city such as hopelessness, dysfunctional relationships, peer pressure of gangs and drugs and a lack of support. These are the kids that benefit from the work of AZ Urban Youth Excel.