The word "urban" seems simple to define—but "urban teenager" is anything but simple to understand and explain. Even if you're a youth worker in rural Kentucky or suburban California, you have urban students in your midst. The days of identifying and labeling our teenagers based on where they live, what they wear, or the color of their skin are gone. Today, everybody's urban.
More and more teenagers are stuck in survival mode, unable to see beyond today. Their dreams have been stolen, and they've given up on ever recapturing them.
But veteran youth pastors Jeffrey Wallace and Leneita Fix know there's hope. Everybody's Urban is infused with their hard-won insights into the urban youth experience, along with dozens of real-world strategies for ministering to today's teenagers.