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Where your support changes lives forever.

Our Mission


The mission of The Louis Zamperini Youth Ministries is to bring the good news of hope, forgiveness and redemption though the gospel of Jesus Christ to at risk youth by sharing the Louis Zamperini story.

Reaching Youth With A Life Changing Story

We bring the gospel message to thousands of at-risk and imprisoned youth. We provide Bibles, Louis’ books and curriculum, along with mentoring programs as a means of demonstrating the goodness of God and the value of their lives. Through Louis’ powerful story of being lost at sea, imprisoned and trapped in a spiral of anger and despair, his story makes known to them the power of God’s love and forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ.


Your support changes lives

We are humbled to see how the Louis Zamperini Foundation has continued to transform lives. Please continue to support his life-changing work by making a donation today.

Your help is needed and absolutely vital so we may continue the success of Louis' mission for generations to come.

Please partner with us in prayer and giving. . . Impacting eternity today.

Luke Zamperini addresses a group of students at Sunburst Youth Academy, 2017.

Luke Zamperini addresses a group of students at Sunburst Youth Academy, 2017.


FOSTERING COURAGE, HOPE, PURPOSE AND DIRECTION FOR OVER 60 YEARS

Since 1952, kids in need of guidance were Louis' passion. He established the first of-its-kind wilderness program for at-risk youth, 'Victory Boys Camps'. The camp challenged kids to achieve success in basic outdoor skills such as fishing, boating, skiing, hiking and climbing as a means to develop character and instill a sense of accomplishment for themselves and respect for others.  The majesty of the great outdoors created the ideal setting to touch hearts and minds. Today, we provide these opportunities through camp experiences, mentoring programs, curricula development, and the donation of Bibles, and Louis' books, Unbroken and Don't Give Up, Don't Give In.
By sharing the lessons learned from his extraordinary life, Louis shined a light on the Truth: that forgiveness, perseverance, and Faith in Jesus Christ can carry anyone through the worst storms in life, awakening them to God's promise of a perfect plan for their lives.

For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
— Jeremiah 29:11-13

Louis Zamperini leads a group of boys in prayer, 1955.

Louis Zamperini leads a group of boys in prayer, 1955.

VICTORY BOYS' CAMPS

Celebrating 64 years providing inspiration, guidance and a path forward to at-risk youth, Victory Boys Camps continues its long and storied history, as The Louis Zamperini Foundation.

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