Who We Are

top-squad-classes-with-teenagersEMPOWERING AND EQUIPPING YOUTH SINCE 2004

Based in Independence, Missouri, LifeGuard® Youth Development has enjoyed working with Youth all over the Kansas City Metro to equip them with healthy decision and goal making skills so they avoid the repercussions of being sexually active and achieve their goals and dreams.

We work with thousands of Youth each year, many in the urban core, providing them a safe place to learn and consistent, encouraging support from adults. Our aim is to inspire hope as we develop a generation of young people.


Step into one of our classrooms and you’ll see how much fun we have while learning with our Youth. Our interactive teaching methods help build relationships with Youth and encourage an all-inclusive learning community that fosters:

  • Healthy behaviors
  • Life skills development
  • Sense of purpose and pride within the larger community
  • Making choices in line with one’s values
  • Hope for the future


Our Youth Development approach strives to engage the hearts and minds of our young people, encouraging them to see the world … and themselves … through a new lens of hope and a belief that all things are possible, regardless of past experiences.