Youth With A Mission is an international volunteer movement of people from many cultures, age groups, and traditions, dedicated to serving one another throughout the world. Our purpose is to know God and to make Him known.
When YWAM began in 1960, our main focus was giving young people opportunities to demonstrate the love to the whole world, Today, we still focus on youth, but we have members of almost every age and many of our short-term efforts have grown into long-term endeavors that have impacted lives and nations.
YWAM has a decentralized structure that encourages new vision and the exploration of new ways to change lives through training, and care for those in need. We are currently operating over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.