Your Support is Crucial

Donors are vital to Young Life at the local area and regional levels. Because Young Life areas are financially supported solely at the local level, donors’ financial gifts account for all of an area's budget and part of a region's budget. Your donation helps areas hire and train staff and provide essential administrative support to the area. Your contributions also support operating expenses such as salaries and other ministry costs and can help send kids to Young Life camps.

Where we are going

We are committed to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. Young Life also aims to establish and maintain a strong presence at our current high schools and middle schools ministries. The aim of Young Life Central Illinois begins with understanding that there are over 30,000 high school and middle school age students in the Central Illinois area. Our goal is to reach 1,200 kids per week through the gospel of Jesus Christ, unconditional and loving relationships with caring adults, wise counsel, and providing safe places for kids to be kids.

How We're Going to Get There

In order to reach this goal, we understand the need for recruiting and developing volunteer leaders who will walk along-side high school and middle school students every week. We are committed to strengthening existing ministries as well as beginning new ministries.

In the past couple of years we have made great strides toward reaching our goals by starting a new Young Life club in East Peoria and strengthening existing clubs. We now have more than 120 volunteer leaders walking with kids each week.

Every Week Young Life staff and volunteers can be found at school events and practices and at kids' favorite hangouts. In many cases, they are the only adult friends kids have in their lives. Our work could not be done without your support.

We Are Grateful
We are grateful for your gift to Young Life. Thank you for all you do to help us reach generations of kids who desperately need to hear a message of hope!


Young Life Central Illinois | 15 E Adams St Morton, IL 61550-2056

Phone: (309) 886-2400