Young life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to Middle School, High School, and College aged kids in all 50 of the United States as well as more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, please visit About Young Life.
That depends on you! We are working diligently to invite local adults to give, pray, and serve in order to get young life started for the students of Centennial. Once we raise an initial $85,000 we will start our search for a full-time Area Director who will lead this ministry for our local kids. Please consider becoming a financial supporter of Centennial Area Young Life!
Working with the local church is important to Young Life. Although congregations can minister in ways we can’t, Young Life has inroads in communities with kids who are disinterested in church. As Young Life staff and leaders care for these kids, we try to help them become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ who will one day be active in the life of a local church. For more information, please read Young Life’s approach to Church Relationships.
Please take the time to read Young Life’s Statement of Faith.
Young Life is a non-profit organization, funded through the donations of individuals, foundations and businesses. The overwhelming majority of funding comes from individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of kids in their local communities. The most recent Annual Report offers more detailed information about Young Life’s fundraising and finances.
Absolutely. Centennial Area Young Life would love for you to consider joining our Start-up Team, becoming a donor, or possibly signing up as a volunteer leader who spends time with our local kids.
Our start-up team of local adults is working to establish Young Life because we believe each Middle and High School student in our community deserves a safe place where they can have fun, experience unconditional acceptance, and learn about God's love and plan for their lives.
Absolutely. Since Young Life is designed for students who have no church or religious background, it offers an easy way for Christian students to introduce their friends to Jesus. Young Life is a whole lot of fun, so kids from all backgrounds love to get involved.
It’s for everyone. It’s a place to talk about surviving school, break-ups, parents, bad grades or God. WyldLife is Young Life’s ministry to middle school students. High schoolers can enjoy Young Life. Young Life also offers Young Life College, groups for military kids (Young Life Military), teen moms (YoungLives) and special needs kids (Capernaum).
We only visit our school-age friends during school hours by invitation or permission from school administrators. Our policy is to respect the authority of the school and work within the guidelines set for campus access.
83% of any gifts you make to Young Life stay right in your local area to support the ministry to kids there. The other 17%, known as the service charge, is sent to the Young Life Service Center and to the area’s corresponding regional office to fund technical and administrative services that serve local areas.
Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.
Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.
Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.
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