Young Life

Rating: 4.78 stars   284 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Philanthropy

Address:

420 N Cascade Ave Colorado Springs CO 80903 USA

Mission:

The vision was born in 1938 when Jim Rayburn, a young youth leader in Texas, was challenged by his senior minister to focus on the local high school and pioneer a path to connect with non-churched kids. After exploring several possibilities, Rayburn decided that the best setting for the proclamation of the Gospel was at a Young Life club, held in the home of one of the kids. Club involved lively singing, a skit and a short talk about Jesus Christ. He believed every kid had a right to hear the message of Jesus Christ and decide how to respond to the Gospel. Young Life leaders provide kids with factual information for making good decisions. Leaders work hard to provide teenagers with the basic facts concerning Jesus Christ. The information is presented in a non-threatening manner in terms that kids can understand.Young Life leaders have the highest regards and respect for a young person's right to choose where matters of faith are concerned.

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Reviews for Young Life

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Young Life is an amazing organization from the inside out. The atmosphere of beloning and value that is placed on each individual is priceless.

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

provide staff for areas that need leadership and make it into 1,000 more communities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

i went there rockbrige camp i love bibe all my life about jesus christ bibe leadership cub overnght about love god and jesus readings his life in pages of bible of brave man of jesus

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

i have personaly about bible

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

changes of young life

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

god is love all world

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

they help me

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

100000 bucks for young life fu

Ways to make it better...

worship god and jesus and mae

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

challenges of games

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

bible loves me becuase l love jesus words of love for all men

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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