Rev. Yalonda N. Blizzard, M.Div.
Minister of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” 
Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

The mission of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is to embrace and encourage all children (K-5th grade), youth (6th-12th grade) and young adults (18-35 years old) to cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through relevant teaching, worship, witness, and service.

The Mount Zion Youth and Young Adult Ministries consist of the following ministries for the children, teens, and young adults:

  • Brother’s Keepers Mentoring Group
  • Children’s Ministry
  • College Student Ministry
  • Girls in Christ (G, INC.) Mentoring Group
  • HABITS Teen Bible Study
  • Nursery
  • Tutoring Ministry
  • Wee Worship
  • Young Adult Ministry
  • Youth Ministry


Monthly Events

View the 2016 Children's & Youth Ministry Calendar Here

First Fridays - The Children & Youth Ministry leaders will have fun activities for our children and youth (ages 3-18) from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  The activities will vary from month to month so check the church calendar for updates.  Click here to register for January's First Friday.

Service Opportunities -   The first Saturday of each month will be dedicated to a specific service opportunity in Arlington and the surrounding communities.  Service opportunities will be announced monthly.

On the Grow Saturdays - Every second Saturday, we will host activities for children and youth that will encourage them to grow spiritually and nourish their own personal relationships with our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Use the links below to register for upcoming On the Grow Saturday events.

Saturday, January 14, 12:00-3:30 pm, "Souper Bowl of Caring" Community Project (Grades K-5)

Saturday, February 11 National Museum of African American History and Culture (Grades K-5) REGISTRATION CLOSED

Other Upcoming Events

Friday, January 6, 6:00-10:00pm, Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at the Verizon Center 

**($15 for K-5 grade & $30 for 6-12 graders) Departing Mount Zion at 6pm

Saturday, January 21, 11:30am - 4:30pm* "Girls' Empowerment: Hidden Figures" Movie & Luncheon (Girls ages 5-17)

**Time for Movie & Luncheon may change based on movies times published by theater

If you would like more information on our monthly activities or if you would like to partner with the Youth & Young Adult Ministries please email us at



Children’s Ministry
Sister Susan Allen, Director

VACANT, Assistant Director


College Student Ministry
The College Student Ministry provides spiritual support to our students who are away at college as they transition from youth to young adults.  Our support includes care packages and encouragement throughout the school year.  If you have a student who is away at college please send their name, current email address, and college address to 


Wee Worship & Nursery

Each Sunday, during the 10:00 worship service, our children and youth worship together during our Wee Worship service.  Wee Worship is a service designed for young people that provides them the opportunity to lead their own worship experience.  Children and youth facilitate the service by serving as worship leaders, Scripture readers, deacons, trustees and choir.  Wee Worship is open to children and youth ages 3 to 18.  The Sunday morning experience also includes age appropriate classroom lessons for toddlers, children, and youth.

The Nursery is also open each Sunday during the 10:00 worship service (unless otherwise announced) for babies and toddlers, 6 months to 2 years old.


HABITS Teen Bible Study
HABITS Teen Bible Study is offered for middle and high school youth on Sunday mornings during Wee Worship and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.


Minister Carlton Pelzer, Coordinator

The Genesis Generation is a positive youth development focused mentoring program for youth, designed to motivate and inspire them to expand their relationships with others, make healthy life decisions and work towards actualizing their potential through mentoring, interactive groups and implementation of evidence-based practices.

The Genesis Generation Mentoring program will encourage youth, to develop and nourish healthy relationships, starting with their most important relationship, their relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  The mentoring program consists of two separate groups for our young men and women, Brother’s Keepers and Girls In Christ (G Inc.).



Tutoring Ministry
Sister Tanasha Dalton, Director

The Tutoring Ministry's mission is to enhance students' abilities to overcome their academic challenges successfully, provide mentoring and empower them to grow spiritually and edify God and Jesus Christ through worship, witness and service.  Tutoring services are offered on Wednesday evenings at Drew Model School in Arlington.

Click here for tutoring schedule and additional information on the tutoring ministry

Parent Partnership Agreement

Click here to become a tutor

Click here register your student for tutoring


Young Adult Ministry
Sister Tiffany Deans, Director
vacant, Assistant Director

“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 (NKJV)

To create a spiritually sound atmosphere that embraces young adults, ages 18-35 years old, and encourages them to come together in love to promote spiritual growth, fellowship, service, and to support the overall mission Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Click here for additional information on the Young Adult Ministry


Youth Ministry
Brother Britton Smith, Director
Vacant, Assistant Director

Click here for additional information on Youth Ministry activities