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Since 1941...

Since it's beginnings in the USA in 1941, Young Life has been making a difference in the lives of young people around the world due to the invitation and support of adults who care about the young people in their community. Our staff and volunteers are trained in time-tested methods of relating with adolescents, and they are equipped by a world-class organisation dedicated to effective ministry. Young Life is now present in more than 75 countries, reaching more than a million teenagers and young people each year with the life-changing message of God's love for them.

Young Life is:

A non-profit, non-denominational ministry founded in the USA in 1941

Young Life has more than 7,000 ministries in over 100 countries worldwide

Young Life is involved with more than two million young people annually

Across the glove, more than 100,000 campers attend a Young Life or WyldLife camp or residential trip annually

Young Life depends on the dedication and support of more than 80,000 volunteers serving alongside more than 4,500 staff worldwide

What is Young Life?

Young Life is a worldwide organisation for young people. Young Life began when a young pastor, Jim Rayburn, decided it was time for people of faith to step outside the church building and walk across the street to the local school. He was convinced this was the best way to reach young people who otherwise might never hear an accurate account of the Gospel. Seven decades later, were crossing streets all over the globe into teenagers worlds to build relationships with them.

Our staff and volunteers enter the world of adolescents, focusing on what matters to them: fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we believe matters most of all: the truth about God and His love for them.

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