Making An Impact

Picture a sea of teenage faces in a crowded school hallway. Some kids are trying to blend in; some are being carried along by the crowd; others are deliberately swimming against the tide. All of them are trying to find their way in a culture that is crowded with the noise and glare of media messages and peer expectations.

Young Life seeks to carry the message of Jesus Christ into that tumultuous tide and points teenagers toward life as they were created to live it. Since 1941, the dynamic that has characterized Young Life is its commitment to relationships-- Young Life leaders meeting kids on their turf in the interest of friendship. As leaders get to know teenagers, they are able to share the love of Jesus Christ through platforms like Young Life club, Campaigners and trips to camp.

Whether kids are seeking answers or just acceptance, Young Life is there for them, armed with a desire for fun and the ultimate message of hope. Young life is working with teens in more than 800 communities across the United States and in more than 50 countries. More than 3,000 staff members and 26,000 volunteers are working to reach every kid, everywhere, for eternity!


The Role of a Young Life Leader

Young Life and WyldLife Leaders are committed to being involved in kids' lives-- from supporting them at their sporting events to listening to them talk about what's important to them, to meeting their families. Our leaders help kids consider the direction of their lives, and offer hope for their future. We believe that when Jesus said, "I have come to give you life to the FULL," he really meant it. We do all we can to tell kids about Him in a way that is relevant and understandable. But we also take seriously every kid's right and ability to make his or her own decision regarding Christ. We offer friendship the way it should be: no strings attached.
We take very seriously the task of ensuring that our volunteer leaders are the highest-calibre group of people to influence the lives of young people. Young Life thrives because of adults just like you!

~Contact Robin Fiedler for more information on how you can make a difference!~

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

Phone: (309) 886-2400