training young people to live like Jesus and transform communities.


Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world.
Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.

Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to help youth get involved in missions.

Today, we still focus on youth and we also include people of all ages. We currently have tens of thousands of staff (called “YWAMers”) from nearly every country, including places like Albania, Uganda, and Colombia.


Youth With A Mission Harpenden is located in Hertfordshire, England, just a 30-minute train ride from the heart of London. 

Our training campus is at Highfield Oval, which was built in 1912 as part of the National Children’s Home. Thousands of children were cared for until the 1980s, when changes in child-care resulted in its closure. YWAM moved here in 1986, renting part of the property, until we purchased the Oval in 1993.

YWAM Harpenden’s vision is to be a multiplier for the Kingdom of God, discipling and equipping waves of young people who live like Jesus and transform communities and nations in every area of society.