I have known Young Life personally for more than 34 years and in all that time, in so many encounters, Young Life never ceases to amaze me.
I am thoroughly impressed by the caliber of their people, the winsome ways of their relationship building, their professionalism in all business matters, the hospitality they extend to kids and adults alike, their investment in first-rate resort facilities to give kids the best week of their lives and the honest, relevant, and respectful way that they share the truth of God's love with words kids can understand and with actions that demonstrate what his love looks like.
I am convinced that my encounter with Young Life changed the trajectory and purpose of my life, my husband's life, and now, our children's lives. I remain ever grateful for the gift of Young Life and whole-heartedly endorse and commend its work in the U.S. and around the world.
Every teenager should hear the words that they are precious, and priceless to God with a purpose that only God can imagine. I love that YL takes seriously the charge to make certain that EVERY kid hears that message and brings the rest of us along to partner in that work.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've experienced the results of this organization in my own life--in the lives of my Young Life friends who are my closest friends even after 34 years. I experience YL in our marriage as we share a commitment to offer kids a chance to hear a life-affirming and life-changing message, and we see it in the lives of our children--watching our son as a college freshman with a heart for high school kids like he was to hear and experience God's unchanging love in a fluid and too often frenzied world.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I am hard-pressed to find a flaw in the organization. As a committee member helping to financially support YL staff and leaders in our area, I wish we had a more sophisticated database tool for tracking and recording interactions over many years with so many kids, parents, donors and friends of Young Life.