Young Life International starts with concerned adults who spend time building bridges of authentic friendship with young people - 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.
Focused On Young People
Because their leaders believe in them unconditionally, young people begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose. Young Life International leaders offer young people adventure, hospitality and unconditional friendship. We believe that young peoples' lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them.
Young Life International staff and leaders also invite young people to take part in various activities, meetings called "club" and adventure camps and service projects. Here young people 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 International staff and leaders work alongside families; furthermore they're supported by, and seek to connect young people to, established churches and other ministries in the communities and countries where Young Life International is active.
On The Journey of Life
These are steps 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 International leader took time to reach out and enter their world.