Children At Risk School

Children At Risk School

The purpose of the Children At Risk School (CAR) is to train missionaries to initiate, maintain and serve ministry projects that work with children at risk, their families, and communities. 

The school covers a broad variety of topics, such as God’s heart for children, compassion, child development, child evangelism, community development, project planning, human trafficking, and cyberbullying.

By the end of the course, students complete a detailed ministry project plan, to help them further their ministry goals in a practical way.

Is Your Heart Burning for a Generation of Lost Youth?

At the three-month school at our Richmond campus you will enjoy lectures from Child At Risk Workers from around the globe who have given their lives to work with street children, gang-ridden slums abroad and high crime communities. You will enjoy local outreaches, worship, intercession and life in an exciting community of missionaries dedicated to invest in God’s purposes for your life.
By the end of the course, you will be armed with the understanding of how to tackle the challenging and meaningful work of serving children at risk in a wide variety of settings in the U.S. or abroad. You’ll also have developed a personally designed ministry project plan, to assist in reaching your ministry goals in a practical way.

School Objectives

1. Imparts God’s heart for Children and specifically Children at Risk

2. Reveals Biblical Strategies for intervention and transformation

3. Equips students to create a project proposal

4. Discusses strategies for discipline and correction in Children at Risk

5. Equips students to successfully manage donor and ministry partner relationships

6. Trains students on the relevant issues in working with Children at Risk such as abortion, first aid, and hygiene issues.

7. Provides students with ideas for education through arts and creativity

8. Creates understanding of  biblical worldview and community development.

9. Trains students on Identity, sexuality and healthy behavior

10. Imparts the importance and potential of family ministries and families in missions

11. Educates on human trafficking and intervention

12. Equips Students to work with Children with special needs


UofN code: CNH/EDN 251/252

Start date: September 11, 2024

End date: December 6, 2024

Length: 12 weeks

Language: English

Location: Richmond

Upon completion, students receive 12 Credits with the University of the Nations.


This school is a second level course. This means that a first level school (like a DTS) is required in order to do the CAR school.


YWAM Richmond has a category pricing system which aims to enable all students, regardless of social or economic background, to attend our training programs. The fees below are tiered according by the nation you live in. You can find out about which category you fall into here.