Founded in 1989 by Walt Mueller, CPYU is a non-profit organization that has developed an international reputation as a voice providing cutting-edge information, resources and analysis on today’s youth culture.


CPYU endeavors to increase the ability of home and church to nurture children and teens into a lifetime of biblically-faithful, whole-life Christian discipleship.


To provide relevant and timely information, analysis, and theologically-sound resources on today’s rapidly-changing youth culture to home and church in order to facilitate effective cross-cultural intergenerational ministry to the emerging generations.


CPYU will equip church and home to nurture children and teens into consistently integrating faith in Jesus Christ and the truths of God’s Word into all aspects of life in the contemporary world.

Core Values

With God as Sovereign over all of life and in faithful conformity to God’s Word, we:
1. Serve Christ and His bride, the church.
2. Pursue all efforts with excellence.
3. Exercise integrity & principled stewardship
4. Pursue and promote theological depth.
5. Model humility and teachability.

Become a CPYU Partner

Donate and become a CPYU Ministry Partner today! As a nonprofit organization, The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is supported by the generosity of churches, individuals, businesses, foundations, and corporations. All contributions are tax deductible.

As a registered 501(c)(3) organization, CPYU is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is funded by the generous tax-deductible contributions of foundations, corporations, churches, and individuals.

The official registration and financial information of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

All prices for CPYU books, resources, and materials are listed at a suggested amount.

CPYU is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and the Evangelical Press Association (EPA).

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