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January 10, 2013
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January 10, 2013
5 people found this review helpful

I cannot think of a better non-profit to give your money to that truly makes a lasting and even eternal difference in your community. As a donor for many years now I have always felt privileged to partner with such a great organization with equally as great people. Never mind the nay-sayers out there. The same way one may misinterpret the intentions of a person, the folks who dislike YL have merely misinterpreted the intentions of the organization. The entire organization strives everyday to emulate Jesus in what they do by being friends and mentors to teenagers and experiencing life along side of them, the same way Jesus did with his friends. All in all, I have loved giving both money and time to Young Life and will continue to do so.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

January 9, 2013
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Review from CharityNavigator
January 9, 2013
6 people found this review helpful

be warned of this organization. My wife and I are now dealing with a son who has spent all of his college money volunteering for YL, is making horrible grades, is showing cult like behavior, has turned his back on all of his friends, roommates and us. It is a disaster. We have lost our son to this cult disguising as a Christian organization when I now see that it is just a cult where those at the top are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and the organization is worth millions. Young Life is the devil hiding in Jesus clothing. Read this thread: http://forum.rickross.com/read.php?14,15330,page=1

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How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 16, 2012
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September 10, 2009

My husband and I have been associated with Young Life for 35 years or more as donors,parents of club and campaigner kids and committee. We've seen direct evidence of the "fruits" of this ministry in ... more

October 16, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

Young life is a remarkable organization that reaches out to middle and high school teens and builds relationships . These friendships are characterized by adults(usually mature high schoolers working with the middle schoolers and post college volunteers working with high schoolers) who encourage, accept unconditionally and "walk the walk" of integrity and love for God. I've watched the impact of this organization for 33 years and seen not only teens but their families as well impacted for good.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 10, 2009
1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I have been associated with Young Life for 35 years or more as donors,parents of club and campaigner kids and committee. We've seen direct evidence of the "fruits" of this ministry in our own children"s lives as well as the lives of hundreds of other teens and their families. I've often heard it said that the one requirement for a Young Life person is laughter. Jesus Christ is always glorified... in the laughter, the lives changed, the relationships built between leaders and kids, relationships transformed between kids and parents, kids and families, kids and their friends. The more you know of Young Life, the more you'll want to be involved.

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

watching families in our community enjoy improved relationships with their children and come to faith in Jesus Christ.

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

Well trained and dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 5, 2012
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October 5, 2012
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I am writing to communicate my delight with this organization. Young Life is a non-denominational outreach to Jr and High School students with the message hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a mother of children who have been involved since Middle School, and continue now in High School I am grateful to the organization. It is wonderful to have volunteer leaders who spend time in my child's world engaging with them and their friends in a positive and encouraging way when my daughter or son have a victory or a challenge in their life, the Young Life leader is one of the first people they encounter to share with. As a Christian mom, it is wonderful to know there is another caring christian adult who would take time to love my children. Our Young Life community is supported by local businesses, Catholic and Protestant Churches, and individuals like myself. We enjoy going to fund raising events where parents can hear from students, volunteers and staff about Young Life and the impact it is having in my community. It is particularly special that many children have the opportunity to experience a spiritual journey in an environment that is not judgemental and does not emphasize what sacrament, or doctrine or theology separates the body of Christ. Rather, it emphasizes the child's ability to think, reason and conclude for himself or herself what her thoughts are about God. I would recommend to any parent the Young Life experience.

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

my life and my children's lives

Ways to make it better...

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

make it available to as many communities as possible.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

fund raising event

Why did you make your donation at this time?

to help kids in my community

What would you tell others about this organization?

I would trust them

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

Young Life has been a part of my life for over 35 years. I have seen my children's lives changed through their involvement, my husband's life challenged to growth, and my own... just learning who I was and how I was gifted! They continue to have a huge impact on kids' lives through every stage of their lives. Now, at 76, my main involvement is financial and I will continue to support it until the day I die!!

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

many areas of my life and the life of my family.

Ways to make it better...

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

Prod leaders to encourage connection with a local church.

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

Seeing lives changed.

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

honestly seeking to bring kids to know God.

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

grow in all areas, update facilities, branch out in new ways.

Ways to make it better...

= can't think of any

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

Reaching this new generation.

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

... can't think of any!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 29, 2009

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September 29, 2009

My experiences with Young Life range over a 25 year period. I have served as a volunteer with kids and later as a staff person. I have found that lifelong friendships are built between kids and adults that help some kids survive & thrive where otherwise they would have gone down dangerous dead end roads. Currently I work with poor, neglected and misdirected kids. I try to help young adults of privilege connect and care for these kids. I love how Young Life leaders enter in to kids lives right there on the street, at the skate park or in the tutoring classroom. I see lives change as a result of this "go & befriend" work. I see young adults who are learning to forsake a selfish life to care for teens who seriously need love & direction. Young Life builds mentoring friendship, not programs. So be ready to give yourself away in a good way.

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

my life and others changed lives.

Ways to make it better...

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

socialize some donations to help poor areas reach more kids and send more kids to camp.

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

seeing kids who finally feel fully loved.

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

dedicated, faithful, fun, learning and growing.

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

Reach more kids in the poorest neighborhoods.

Ways to make it better...

more people were willing to join in and volunteer to care for kids through Young Life

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

being more ethnically diverse in it's staff.

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

if you get a chance to go to a Young Life camp, GO, you will love it!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 29, 2009

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September 29, 2009

This organization is making an incredible impact on youth worldwide! Kids are allowed safe places to have fun, grow in who they are and grow in the Lord. There is nothing like Young Life!

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

It is fun.

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

...unlike any others. They are caring, generous, patient and truly reflect Christ.

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

Impact more youth and more kinds of youth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 29, 2009

I have found Young Life to be an amazing organization for teens. I was involved in Young Life as a high school kid in Chicago. I have volunteered with Young Life in the Denver area for 20+ years. Year after year, I hear stories from kids whose lives have been changed from the adult leaders, summer camp experiences and weekly meetings. The adults show up at the kids' school events and develop a personal relationship with each teen. The time adults spend hanging out with the kids is lasting and meaningful. These adults go to where the kids hang out instead of expecting the kids to show up where they are. The kids realize that they have another adult in their lives that cares. I highly recommend Young Life.

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

many ways. I have personally attended the summer camps which are totally amazing. Every detail is thought of and planned out to meet every kid's needs. Laughter and humor is used as a way to entertain the high school kids and break down barriers.

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

all the people that are also involved in Young Life. They are people who voluntarily serve teens and others in their community with humor and a positive disposition.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 29, 2009

I became aware of Young Life while in college in the 1980's. I was invited to go on month long work crew to serve at a YL camp. There I worked along side kids who had come to know the Lord thru YL. I experienced the result of the ;ministry, not the how. I saw that however these folks are doing it, works! So I began to see how the took the Gospel to kids. Incarnational Evangelism, built on relationships. That's how Young Life reaches the furthest out kids.

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

working along side of kids who have come to know the Lord thru YL.

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand Latino ministry.

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

Seeing kids' lives changed.

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

Thinking outside the box of youth ministry and basing everything on building relationships with kids on their turf.

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

Expand its ministry to more Latino communities.

Ways to make it better...

Could not have been better.

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

The current Economic crisis.

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

YL is community based. Each community is responsible to support the local ministry. National funding only comes during times of extreme financial challenges, such as today's.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 29, 2009

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September 29, 2009

Two teens started in Wyldlife then onto YL. They loved the fun and grew in their faith and leadership skills toward lives of significance. The role models of the YL staff and High School leaders was invaluable in shaping their world view.

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

its impact on my two children and their friends. Ive seen troubled kids turned around, leaders emerge and lives changed.

Ways to make it better...

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

Just keep it growing and reaching out to kids. More volunteers are needed to expand the out reach.

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

observing how it changes lives and gives teens the adult role models they need.

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

Outstanding

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

Change the lives of thousands of teens leading them to live lives of significance.

Ways to make it better...

YL could reach more high school students

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

Finical support to expand and train the staff.

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

The staff training is the best out there.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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