Young Life

  • Young Life


    About Young Life

    Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.   

    So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what's important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.

    Loving kids rega​rdless of their responses. We believe in the power of presence. Kids' lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults comes alongside. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.

    This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, will have an impact on future decisions — careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised — all ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.

    Armando Rodriguez

    Site Coordinator for Young Life Direct Ministries