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Young Life
September 30, 2009

I am a senior in high school and have been a part of Young Life for two years, the BEST two years of my life might I add. I grew up in a Christian home, though my family wasn't very active, but Young Life helped me to take my relationship with Christ into my own hands. I now am a student leader, or "campaigner," in the group and attend weekly bible studies. My favorite part of Young Life isn't the fun games, great messages, or dedicated leaders. Although all these are fantastic, my favorite part of Young Life is watching high school students meet Christ and change their lives around. There are countless numbers of kids that have passed through my school who have gone from spending their Friday nights drinking and getting into trouble, to using their free time for volunteering, studying, and fun less-destructive activities. Another favorite part of Young Life is the acceptance of all people. The kids involved in YL are willing to cross social boundaries that most aren't willing to. It AMAZES me how loving and accepting the kids involved in Young Life are! My favorite story is of a girl whose parents are divorced, and whose mother has cancer. Her first years of high school were spent searching for some sort of comfort in her life. Young Life helped her to find Christ and comfort. Her life is now free of destructive activities and full of love and peace. What a gift this organization has been for students!

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

willing to do ANYTHING for the benefit of the kids that they serve. And have certainly done so for me. They hang out with high school students because they want to, cook dinner for them, give them rides just to lend a hand. How loving!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I'm a current high school student!.