OUR MISSION:

Life to the full.

​ Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.​
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Who We Are

at a Glance

1941

Young Life begins in the USA

In a town in Texas, at the request of his pastor, a young associate pastor named Jim Rayburn began showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus in ways and words they could understand and relate to.

100+

Countries with Young Life staff and leaders

Today, Young Life is a global organization with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world. ​

Two million

young people reached by Young Life staff and leaders

Whether it's in cities or villages, towns or tower blocks, in countries on every continent, Young Life leaders are working with over two million young people, right in their own neighborhoods.

348,000

Kids involved weekly

Since 1941, Young Life leaders have walked with kids and earned the right to be heard in an exhausting and exciting world. In 2018, 348,000 kids were involved every week all around the world.

YOUNG LIFE

Helping local high school kids find true life

  1. We enter​ the world of kids and walk alongside them in an exciting and exhausting world.
  2. We share the hope of who kids can become and how life was designer to be.
  3. We kids experience true hope and life to the full.

LEGACY HS

THORNTON HS/ MT. RANGE HS

WYLDLIFE

Walking with middle school kids as they ache for acceptance

  1. Middle school kids are at a crossroads and anxious to carve out their own​ identities.
  2. Young life leaders walk with kids in an overwhelming and amazing world.
  3. Kids get to be kids​ while learning what life is about.

You Were Made For This

 

Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.

Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.

Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.

Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.

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