The Young Life Method

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A Time-Tested Approach


Young Life began with a few simple ideas about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents. Seven decades later, those simple ideas have become time-tested methods for reaching out to students.


CONTACT WORK - Caring for Kids

​Young Life leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be. Within Young Life we call the persistent going out into the world of kids “contact work.” But kids just call it friendship.


CLUB - A Party with a Purpose 

We like to think of club as a party with a purpose. It’s controlled chaos that’s almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it. And before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s love for them. 


CAMPAIGNERS - A Time to Question, Learn and Grow

Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids to experience Christian community.  Anyone who has questions, wishes to grow in their faith, or develop leadership skils are welcome. We invite kids to actively follow Jesus Christ — and we walk with them as they explore what it means to have a relationship with the God of the Universe. Along the way, we encourage kids to celebrate their faith through participation in a local congregation.


CAMP - The Best Week of Their Life

Kids consistently tell us that Young Life camp is the best week of their life. That’s a rousing (and unsolicited) endorsement! But how else would you describe a week where deep relationships are forged in the midst of mind-boggling fun and where you experience and listen to what we believe is the greatest love story ever told? 


COMMITTEE - Adults Who Care

Young Life is making a difference in the lives of kids around the world because we are supported by adults who care about kids in their community. For every talented Young Life staff person there is a team of dedicated leaders who works directly with kids. In each community, the local “committee,” comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative, and moral support for the local Young Life team.



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Phone: (425) 392-0515

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