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Revive is an after-school program that provides a safe context for youth to build healthy friendships and connect with godly mentors. Our ultimate goal is for youth to know Jesus and grow as His disciples. Our hope is that as our volunteers connect with youth, long-term, life-on-life mentoring relationships will form that continue beyond the program.

Revive meets at Hope Academy on Tuesdays from 4:30–8:00pm. Each week, we share a meal, play games, study God's Word, and interact in small groups. We warmly invite all youth in grades 6–9 to attend, even if they are not Hope Academy students.

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Fall Calendar

Tuesday, October 11 - Revive Begins

Tuesday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 6 - last night of Revive

Tuesdays, December 13 to January 10 - Winter Break

Tuesday, January 17 - Revive Resumes

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Register your child for Revive here!
Youth Registration
¡Registra a tu hijo para Revive aquí!
Registro de Jóvenes
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Jesus brings good news to the poor and brokenhearted. He pardons iniquity, frees captives, comforts mourners, and provides for those who grieve. He gives beauty instead of ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of a faint spirit. He gives new life, new hope, a new future. Jesus then works through His rescued ones to rebuild, restore, and renew what sin has devastated for many generations (Isa. 61:1–4). We believe that Jesus is still doing this work today as His Spirit-empowered followers make disciples.

Because of this, our goal is to help followers of Jesus disciple urban youth through life-on-life relationships. Revive exists to provide a context for these relationships to develop.

Gospel Partnerships

Revive is a partnership of various churches and ministries working together to reach the youth of our city. We believe that we can accomplish more together than separate.


As stated above, our goal is to help followers of Jesus build life-on-life relationships with youth. All of our programming exists to help facilitate that goal of relationships. Whether it's sharing a meal or playing games or studying God's Word, our desire is for youth to connect with an older mentor who will walk life with them for the long haul.

All of our volunteers start out as program volunteers. Over time, some of these program volunteers become volunteer mentors. Each volunteer mentor is then paired up with a mentor coach for ongoing accountability and support. Lord-willing, as these volunteer mentors grow, they may themselves become mentor coaches in the future.

Following Jesus is not easy. We want to not only tell youth about Jesus, we want to walk with them as we model for them what it means to be true disciples.

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Revive Staff

Frank Schmidt, Revive Director

Schmidtfamily2021 003 CopyFrank is happily married to Alyssa and is the proud father of three sons—Judah, Ezra, and Elijah. Frank and his family live in the Phillips Neighborhood 1.5 blocks from Hope Academy. Together, they have been working with youth in Minneapolis for over 12 years. In addition to leading Revive, he also works part-time at Hope Academy as a substitute teacher and serves as a Pastor of Jubilee. Frank & Alyssa raise full-time support for their role with Revive through CityJoy. You may contact Frank at or (715) 937–0064.

Elise Webster, Mentor Coach

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 At 1.07.03 PMElise began serving with Revive during the Spring of 2022. Elise deeply loves Jesus and longs to see youth transformed by His love. At Revive, she provides ongoing training and coaching for our female volunteers. In addition to serving with Revive, she also works for Life-on-Life Mentoring. You may contact Elise at

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Join Us

If you are a follower of Jesus with a heart to invest in urban youth, you can serve at one of three levels:

Program Volunteer

Commit to serve at Revive weekly for one-year. Help run program night by helping create a safe, fun, gospel-filled culture through running games, providing transportation, tutoring, teaching, helping make meals, and serving however is needed to run the program

Life-on-Life Mentor

Commit to serve weekly at Revive and consistently spend time with mentee outside of program time. We will provide ongoing coaching and support for you

Mentor Coach

Mature believers with experience discipling urban youth who commit to walking alongside other mentors

Take the first step by filling out the volunteer application below!

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Support Us

Revive is funded by generous ministry partners. If the Lord is leading you to partner with us financially, you may do so below. Under fund, please select "Jubilee Youth Center." All funds received will go directly toward program expenses for Jubilee Kids and Revive. This includes things like meals, background checks, game supplies, retreats and other events.

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