The Bahamas Youth Network is an official campus club at the University of the Bahamas. Students can get involved on campus by joining a myriad of G3 groups, a youth ministry training course, or serving teens with the BYN in the nearby area. Over 100 students are part of the college ministry.
G3 is the BYN's name for college age growth groups. A number of G3 groups meet at the University of the Bahamas and at the the dorms. G3 gives college students a chance to build relationships and develop community all while growing to know God and His Word more.
The BYN is proactive in training, mentoring, and equipping college students who want to serve in youth ministry leadership. These students are committed to growing spiritually and in relational ministry skills. College students serve as small group leaders for high school G2 groups, assist with running summer programs in the communities, lead the UB campus club, and lead G3 groups on the university campus.
The BYN has a partnership with the Milagros Foundation, which affords college scholarships to students in Nassau who are serving and growing in spiritual leadership. These students are mentored by staff or senior leaders and give 20 hours/week to service in the BYN. These are the BYN interns. Below are the most recent recipients.
The BYN in Nassau has always had a close relationship with the Ranfurly Home for Children. Naturally, as the high school students from Ranfurly graduated we saw the need for them to have a transitional place to live and adjust as they pursued college education. For years, BYN staff would take in students in their own home until BYN board member Lesley Cancino took on the Laurel House project a few years ago. The Laurel House was built on her property as a transitional home for girls aging out of Ranfurly. The Laurel House reflects the heart of the BYN's relational ministry and our commitment to walk with young people through all of life.