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Review for Young Life, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My involvement with Young Life has been as a volunteer leader, an Area Director and a committee member. YL itself does not change lives, yet it provides activities and places during which and at which relationships are built. Those relationships are what GOD is using to change lives. Studies show how important it is for kids to have a caring adult in their lives. I just attended the Indiana Dropout Prevention Leadership Summit on Friday, September 25 in Indianapolis. The keynote speaker was Bill Milliken, the founder of Communities in Schools. He started the speech by describing how his life was changed through his relationship with his Young Life leader (around 1959 or 1960, I believe). He said it is programs like this (YL) which offer the opportunity for relationships to be built. Because his YL leader reached out to him, he has gone on to impact thousands, if not millions, of lives through his work with Communities in Schools.

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

my own life and in the changed lives of teenagers with whom I am close.

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

... not sure!

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

its Biblical foundation and the genuine love of the leaders for the kids.

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

passionated, genuine, full of grace, fun!

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

make sure staff are taken care of and every kid could go to camp if he/she wants to.

Ways to make it better...

we financially could have taken more kids to a YL camp!

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

finances... yet I know GOD will provide.

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

I have yet to experience another ministry that is so commited to excellence!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Currently serve on area committe - was also a staff member and volunteer for several years.