Was a volunteer and then moved on to staff. I served for many years. YoungLife is a great organization but with some extreme holes for leadership. Also, coming from a donor perspective , many questions about honesty and stewardship came into play. Unfortunately, the negatives out weighed the positives when it came to this ministry. There are many shady men with in the ministry and YL does nothing to protect your children. Example: posting pictures of minors on facebook and for younglives, posting pictures of minors and their babies. They do nothing to protect their identities .
God used several men & women in Young Life to transform my life. I am so thankful for their obedience to God's call on their lives.
I have been with YL since 1975 and I am honored to be involved with this organization. I have seen how the Lord has worked in the lives of kids all over the world and also in my life as well.
I have been involved with Young Life since 2000. Young Life truly changed my life when I was a sophomore in high school and heard for the first time about a personal relationship I could have with Jesus! From there My leader loved me well and lived life with me. I did Work Crew at Frontier Ranch in 2002 where I met my best friends! Two of those girls and I all decided to go to College together at The University of Tennessee, where we all were volunteer Young Life leaders through out college! No I work full time for Young Life and truly love telling kids about Jesus and how he has changed my life and how he can change theirs! Both my brothers and my parents also became Christians through Young Life....our family is forever changed because of the impact Young Life had on each of us!
Young Life is a great organization to work for b/c they are committed to training, supporting, and encouraging their staff. You never feel like a lone wolf. There is an extensive support network for administration, teaching, mentoring, training, etc.
I have been involved for 11 years now. Club kid to full time staff. It has taught me so much about life with Christ, community and my faith. I can never cheer enough for this organization!
My father passed away in 1983 when I was 26. At that time I was a very selfish, self centered person. The Lord brought Young Life to fill the void in my life. Little did I know that He would change the whole direction of my life. Though a Christian at the time, I had a lot to learn and Young Life was at the very core of what the Lord was doing in my life. Twenty six years later, I will say that I am amazed at how the Lord has changed my heart and attitude. I do care for others now and my life is all about serving others. Something I learned by rubbing shoulders with many amazing people involved in the ministry of Young Life. I have seen the ministry of Young Life make a difference in hundreds of thousands of kids lives the last 26 years, but I will never, ever forget how the Lord has blessed me through this amazing ministry.
I was a church kid and didn't understand YL until I became a volunteer leader in college. Once I caught this mission's vision for reaching out to broken, hurting kids, I was hooked. YL models its ministry after the ministry of Jesus -- going into the world of kids, developing relationships with them, and sharing the love of Christ through sharing their lives. I'm on my fourth year on staff with YL now, and there is nothing in the world I'd rather be doing than loving junior high and high school kids and teaching our rockstar volunteers to do the same.
I met Christ as a sophomore in high school in 1975 . . . I've never been the same and volunteered or worked with Young Life ever since. I am grateful for those who have gone before and hopeful for those who will follow.
Young Life is an incredible organization that gave me hope, and now as a leader, I get the opportunity to give other kids that same hope.