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Deaf Teen Quest

Engaging Deaf and H/H Youth

Ministry Leader

Jamie Jiang

jjiang@coyfc.org

Phone

614-848-4870

Entering the world of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teens with "fun, friendship, fellowship and faith."

Imagine being a teenager with limited ability to communicate with your peers, and very often your own family. The isolation and loneliness is depressing. Who do you go to for help?

Deaf Teen Quest staff and volunteers enter the world of Deaf and Hard of Hearing teens and build life-giving relationships with them. DTQ provides a healthy peer group environment with Christian role models. Through Club meetings, individual mentoring and lots of fun activities, we help Deaf teens learn about Jesus, and develop a mature faith that makes a positive difference in the world.

Join the Fun

Our Activities

DTQ HIGH SCHOOL CLUB
Meets every other week on Saturday afternoon and includes students from Northland HS, Upper Arlington HS, Ohio School for the Deaf and home schools.

DTQ MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB
Meets every other week on Saturday afternoon and includes students from Dominion Middle School, Johnson Park MS, Ohio School for the Deaf and home schools.

MENTORING
Other ministry activities include in-school mentoring, quarterly parties, mentoring and short-term Bible studies.

CONTACT
Jamie Jiang at jjiang@coyfc.org

adult and teen

DTQ Site Leader

Jamie Jiang

"In 2013, I graduated from college with a Sign Language Interpreting degree and a deep conviction to serve the Deaf community. My heart breaks for these often isolated and lonely teens. I find deep fulfillment in the mission of DTQ, where they can experience the love of Jesus through Christian adults who care enough to learn their language and enter their world. God has called me to give my life to serve Deaf and Hard of Hearing teens and I'm honored to lead this mission in Columbus with Central Ohio Youth for Christ."

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Chris learned about Jesus through DTQ. Here is his story.

The Story of Deaf Teen Quest

"Does God Know Sign Language?"

Since 2000, Youth for Christ's Deaf Teen Quest has been helping deaf and hard-of-hearing teens discover God's love in the midst of the challenges they face. "I had a deaf kid ask me once, 'Does God know sign language?' It broke my heart. I told him, 'God has complete knowledge of everything about you — your heart, your soul, your mind, your spirit. He purposely designed you just the way you are,'" said Matthew Belwood, National Director at YFC's Deaf Teen Quest.