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The Gate Youth Association is a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation whose mission is to demonstrate Christ’s love to the youth of our community through academic, social, recreational, and spiritual activities.


Our vision is a community where future generations experience, follow, and serve Christ. Considering that Tuesday Lunch has been in existence since 1989 and our afterschool programming has been in place since 2005, we are currently seeing our vision come alive. We see past Gate students already reaching various stages of adulthood from high school graduate to midlife and many are living proof of our mission statement. We see our past students serving as influential men and women of faith and goodwill in our community, our nation and our world. They are now helping others around them be known, encouraged and encounter Christ’s unconditional love.

Administrative Team

With a combined 45 years of ministry experience, the administrative team of Directors are determined to make sure every teen is known, encouraged and experiences the love of Christ during their time at The Gate.

The Governing Board

Passionate about teens and future of Monmouth & Independence, the governing board is made up of representatives throughout the community. 

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