In high school Young Life provided me with a community of trust and non judgement which was so hard to find other places. I learned about Christ and started a relationship with him in a setting that was not comprised of pressure or fear. I now am a leader myself, and it is the best thing that has happened to me. I would not be the happy, christ filled person I am today without Young Life, the support it has given me, and the rekindled trust in others.
New to young life, I am loving the experience of being a leader. I have been blessed to get to know the high schoolers at club. It is truly an amazing ministry that reaches a lot of kids every year by their outreach.
younglife isn't a nonprofit targeted toward one group of people. This ministry is one that gives to anyone in every stage of life. It doesn't help people find a better earthly life but helps them find an eternal life in Christ Jesus. A gift that can never be matched.
I have been involved with Young Life since my freshman year of high school. I had older girls come alongside me and take me under their wing, making me their little sister and mentoring me even after they had graduated. They showed me Christ's love in a very real way, and continue to be a big part of my life. I am now graduating from college and have spent the past two years volunteering as a leader at a high school. I now have my own "little sister" and have been so blessed by the relationships Young Life has helped foster and the spiritual growth and development it encourages. I have grown in my faith both by the opportunity to be mentored and by being stretched in mentoring to others. Young Life is an incredible organization carrying out Biblical truths and commands to love Christ and love others.
Young Life is a world class organization that makes a difference in the lives of adolescents. I was a high school kid weary of anything religious, and I found a personal love for God through Young Life.
I went to a YL camp in 2004 there I met Christ. To this day I am a volunteer leader. This summer (2009) I worked as an intern at the same YL camp I met Christ at. I got to see first hand that Young Life is doing everything it can to reach kids. YL spends every penny and even second doing the work required to change the world through kids.
Where else could you possibly experience the love of Christ, wearing a pink mullet wig, an overly flowered neon mumu, huge clown sunglasses, while flaeling old gramma scarves around in the air, and dancing out of control to some old retro music with a beat that know one knows, but everyone loves??? HAS TO BE YOUNG LIFE! And all this wrapped up perfectly in friendships that walk hand in hand with The One who loves us most...Jesus! There is no greater joy! I've been blessed in my life to experience the love of Young Life first hand as a highschool kid who went to club/Malibu(1992) where my heart was forever changed, healed, and called to more than I could ever imagine. And it has been an awesome privelege to earn the right to build new, eternal friendships with many kids, who just like me learn the greatest love story ever told, Young Life style! YUP...THAT'S YOUNG LIFE!
Young Life has inspired my children, has spent precious time and energy loving on the youth in our town, and made a positive impact on those who watch the volunteers serve. My husband and I have served on our local YL committee for the past 5 years and have loved every minute of helping the leaders. They are amazing!
Young life has changed my life from the first contact. Since 7 years ago being a student to now a leader. Without it i do not know where i would be.
Being apart of YoungLife is the MOST positive and fulfilling opprtunity that I've ever been given. It's ALL about serving others and being apart of something that is much bigger than yourself! YoungLife has evolved me!!