Young Life


Out There In the World of Kids

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults 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.

Young Life leaders log many hours with kids around the world - where they are, as they are. Leaders faithfully attend football practices in the Minneapolis suburbs, mingle with teenagers at a mall in Stockholm and play pick-up soccer with former child-soldiers in Liberia. Young Life leaders listen to the stories and learn what’s important to each student because leaders genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks. 

We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love. Because their leader believes in them, they begin to see their life has great worth, meaning and purpose.

This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed, and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader reached out and entered their world.

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As you experience Young Life, we hope you will decide you were made to get involved. To learn more, contact your local Young Life office, visit, or call: (877) 438-9572.


Young Life Mat-Su Valley | PO Box 874311 Wasilla, AK 99687-4311

Phone: 1 (760) 678-8162

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