Young Life is for all young people, wherever they live or whomever they are. We work with students from middle school to college and have specific ministries aimed at ensuring every kid feels a sense of belonging.
Young Life began in the early 1940s in response to an emerging adolescent subculture, the center of which was the world of the high school.
Young Life is in the world of high school — learning kids’ names, hearing their stories, having fun and sharing with them the great news of a God who loves them.
In WyldLife, we love middle school kids! They are full of life and yet experiencing profound emotional and physical changes.
Middle school is a time when our young friends make important decisions about who they are and what they believe. And so WyldLife leaders seek to model and express God's love to them by learning their names, hearing their stories and honoring their God-given desire for a life of fun, adventure and purpose.
Young Life College leaders want to build a relationship with you, showing up in your life daily and offering weekly events, small groups, trips, and service opportunities, ultimately inviting you to take your next steps in following Jesus.
YoungLives support pregnant and parenting teens through mentorship, community, and a life with Christ.
YoungLives clubs are regular gatherings with parenting teenagers and mentors with the support of childcare workers and various community help. Clubs meet around the world offering fun, laughter, encouragement and an inspirational message. Other YoungLives activities may include Bible study, group outings, life-skill instruction and camp.
The Multiethnic ministry serves kids of color and under-resourced communities. We want all kids to have a place at the table.
Multiethnic Young Life leaders identify with the community they serve and adapt ministry work to fit the needs of the kids. Multiethnic camp weeks are also a crucial part of this unique Young Life ministry. From small, rural communities to the heart of the inner city, Young Life seeks to bridge the gap and reach this generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Military teens move an average of seven times during their school-age years. Imagine having to start over at a new school every other year, all while trying to figure out who you are and where you belong. Along with that, imagine the fear for a deployed parent and the heartache of missing your mom and dad when it’s your birthday, Christmas break, or even high school graduation.
Young Life Military-Club Beyond has been ministering to military teens for almost 50 years.
Focusing on communities with fewer than 25,000 residents, the Young Life Small Town/Rural Initiative exists to ensure that young people in small towns don’t miss out on the friendship of a caring adult, the fun of going to club every week, the excitement of spending a week at a Young Life camp, or the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ in terms they can understand from an adult they know and respect.
Young Life leaders have the privilege of knowing and sharing their lives with teenagers and young adults with disabilities. While all Young Life activities are open to every high school student, many Young Life areas have dedicated programs for students and young adults with disabilities, typically referred to as Young Life Capernaum.
Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp, and other exciting activities.
Young Life ONE is our initiative to reach teens on the margins. The ministry aims to reach students impacted by homelessness, incarceration, the foster care system and/or human trafficking.
Young Life wants every young person, everywhere to experience the message of hope in Jesus Christ. Kids in every culture respond to this life-changing message when caring adults are willing to first earn the right to proclaim the truth of the gospel.
Through DGL sponsorship, Young Life leaders in the world's poorest countries have access to a future they never thought possible – the opportunity to attend college and make an impact in their local communities.
Young Life is for all kids. We see tremendous opportunity working alongside the Catholic Church to reach every kid with the gospel. We train staff and volunteers to minister to Catholic teens, equip Catholics to serve, and work alongside parishes, schools and universities.
Young Life is a mission devoted to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.
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