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October 1, 2009

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October 1, 2009

In 1991 I lost my husband and faced raising two teenage boys alone. I felt so overwhelmed and turned to God for His help. He led my son to Young Life at Sumner High School and I could see He had answered my prayer. The raelly amazing part of this story is that He had even bigger plans. My son stayed involved and God called him to serve. You can now find my son in Rescue, California serving as ElDorado County Area Director for Young Life. I don't want to think how differently his life would have been if he hadn't had Young Life to help influence him. I thank God daily for leading my son to Young Life and for the leaders in Young Life that rach out to these kids.

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my own child.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

It has helped to change my life for the better by finding christ, but having fun with my friends while doing it.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Finding christ

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Finding christ and making new friends

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My leaders and i have became very close, like a family, and i even think of some of them as my brothers

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help to expand the special needs (for young people with disabilities) part of the organization

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

My experience has been more seeing what Young Life has done for my sister and her family!! My brother in law works at the Timeberwolf campus in Lake City,MI. Since he has gotten the job there, it has done incredible things for him and my sister. Not only does he have a BEAUTIFUL place to work, he works with BEAUTIFUL people!!! He loves going to work with Christian people and praying before his work day/night begins!! How Awesome is that!I live in SC, so I am not there to hear all the great things he experiences, but I have visited the campus while visiting family in MI. The people there are great, and it is just AMAZING to see all of the kids and youth running around and swimming, and playing together with smiles on their faces!! I have been there in the middle of the business, and on Christmas break when there is absolutely nobody there!! The place is great!! I have researched other campus's as well, and they look just as great!! KEEP UP THE AMAZING THINGS YOU ARE DOING FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS!!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make the biggest impact on youth and children in the county that would be beyond belief!!! It could help youth come out of violence and pain, and it could also help reach youth before they fall into sin.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

Young Life is such a great mentoring program! My kids have had such positive experiences with house-building trips to Mexico, working camps and hanging out with older people who genuinely care about them. My kids love YL so much that they talk about it all the time and now their friends are enjoying the relationships and mentoring experience. My oldest son is now a leader and is giving back to the community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my kid's lives change for the better.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more people involved.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

hearing the stories from my kids about their new relationships and values.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best! These are people who love our kids and give their time so generously.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be a presence on all of our campuses.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about Young Life earlier!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funds and personnel.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love Young Life and how it is impacting my whole family.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 28, 2009

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September 28, 2009

Young Life has had its hand in generational change in our society. Volunteers love kids unconditionally and without regard. Kids see Christ first hand and want the intangible something... Jesus. Kids are changed, families are changed and entire generations are loving Christ and it was all because of a Young Life Leader... God uses YL to be a light in a dark world!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were real and open. They Love Christ and love kids. I would be a volunteer in Young Life in a heart beat!

Ways to make it better...

If there were more YL areas in the country

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 24, 2009

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September 24, 2009

My son attended a YL camp for the first time this summer. He had outgrown the typical sunday school program at our church and this has opened a new door for him and his friends. I really feel it is important for him to have a strong circle of support as he becomes a young man and starts to make important life decisons. The experience we have had with YL Organization and it's volunteers is nothing but positive!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the excitement in my son and his friends learn about christ and how it relates to their lives.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their enthusiasm for the program and complete selfishness in giving their time to the success of others.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 24, 2009

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September 24, 2009

Young Life was an experience I will never forget or let go of. I literally missed one Young Life club the entire time I was in high school. I found God and accepted Him into my life because of Young Life and the leader who stuck by my side all four years. She made such an impact in my life and I can't imagine not having her now! She's like a sister to me. Today I am a freshman in college and I am starting training to become a Young Life leader in Brazos Valley. I can only hope that I become what my leader was for me, for other girls. Young Life is an AMAZING program that incorporates a ton of fun into learning about and finding God. My life wouldn't be the same without it.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life. Young Life helped me and many of my friends to find the Lord. Without Young Life I'm not sure if my relationship with God would be as strong as it is today.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make every school have Young Life the way Northwest Austin runs it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

making friendships and finding the love that only God can provide you.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING! I couldn't have asked for better, more exuberant leaders. They made such a dramatic impact on my life it's hard to even explain how much I've grown to love them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to other countries that don't have Young Life. One of my leaders is actually reaching out to Puerto Rico and starting up Young Life there but he is in need of major financial help in order to keep his amazing efforts up.

Ways to make it better...

it had never ended.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

stigmas. Most high school kids who don't go to Young Life see the other students who attend attend the weekly clubs as "fake Christians", while some may be, I can personally guarantee that there are true Jesus lovers inside those clubs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 24, 2009

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September 24, 2009

Both of my children joined Younglife while in High School and absolutely love it. The leaders are awesome and helped my children understand how god can be a bigger part of their life. They went to summer camp and had 'The best week of their life". The next summer my daughter volunteered a week of her summer for "Work Week" and my son volunteered 4 weeks as part of a "work crew". They both plan to do it again. My kids have accepted God into their life and have plans to stay involved in Younglife during college to help other kids find god.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my 2 high school kids grow into great, confident, and giving young adults.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the excitement in the eyes of my son when he told me how he talked a friend into going to summer camp. After camp,the friend thanked him, told him he did have the best week of his life and had accepted god.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredible. We are blessed to have a great group of leaders in Allen

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 24, 2009

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September 24, 2009

I am a high school student and currently active in young life. Actually, I am about to go to club (and drag my newbie boyfriend with me!) right now! I absolutely LOVE this organization. The leaders are awesome, the camps are a blast, and the whole experience is so stabilizing in mine and a lot of my friends lives. I've seen the tears of lives changed for the better because of this program and I fully support Young Life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my every day life, especially at school. You can really see the kids who go stick together, no matter who their friends are, what social group they're in, we all become so tight.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

growing so much closer with people I would have otherwise not known at my school.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

INCREDIBLE. Easy to relate to, fun, extremely generous and genuine.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 23, 2009

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September 23, 2009

At a time when many kids in high school begin to turn to alcohol as a way of fitting in and being popular, my daughter found Young Life. As she saw some of her long term friends become tempted, she realized that she did not want to follow that path. A girl she knew slightly through band invited her to Young Life. It was a life changing invitation for her. She found others who wanted to "do the right things" too. She found a more personal faith. She is now a Young Life leader, and helping others make the same choices and decisions that she made. She has loved her time at the camps as a camper, on work crew and on summer staff. Her leadership skills have been honed and developed through leadership training. But most of all, Young Life has given her such purpose that we know she will always be grateful for all she has learned through the organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hosting the meetings in my home Having a daughter become actively involved in leadership

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The caring that the leaders give to the teens involved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing examples of how to lead a good life and give of yourselves to others

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Impact teens all over the world

Ways to make it better...

nothing. Young Life has been amazing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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