Who We Are

Out There in the World of Teenagers

Young Life starts with concerned adults who spend time building bridges of authentic friendship with teens — where they are, as they are. Because their leaders believe in them unconditionally, teenagers begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose. Young Life offers teens adventure, hospitality and unconditional friendship. 

Young Life staff and leaders build relationships with teenagers, inviting them to various activities, meetings called "club" and camp. Here teens can be themselves, have fun and consider some of life's biggest questions like, "How can we best live our lives?" and, "Why are we here?" For those wanting to explore the spiritual dimensions of their lives more deeply, we offer small group gatherings that allow students to more fully investigate the teaching and life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Young Life staff and leaders work alongside families; furthermore they're supported by, and seek to connect teens to, established churches and other ministries in the communities and countries where Young Life is active. 


Safety is a priority in Young Life. Our staff and leaders are trained to protect teens when part of Young Life-sponsored activities.

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