What is Young Life?
Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are
concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their
culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These
relationships don't happen overnight-they take time, patience, trust and
consistency. So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids-where they
are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what's
important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs,
heartaches and setbacks.
We believe in the power of presence. Kids'
lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them,
sharing God's love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes
in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning
This is the first step of a lifelong journey;
the choices they make today, based upon God's love for them, will
impact future decisions...careers chosen, marriages formed and families
raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to
reach out and enter their world.
Young Life brings the good news of Jesus
Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful
of who kids are and hopeful of who they can be. "Every adolescent will
have the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him." We do that
through Contact Work, Club, Campaigners and Camp.