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In Young Life,

WE THINK THE WORLD OF KIDS.

That's why Young Life leaders come alongside kids to have fun, share about the love of God, and build lasting friendships.

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Young Life

by the numbers

1941

Young Life begins in the USA

In a town in Texas, at the request of his pastor, a young associate pastor named Jim Rayburn began showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus in ways they could understand and relate to.

100+

Countries with Young Life

Today, Young Life is a global organization with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world. ​

2,000,000

young people reached by Young Life staff and volunteers

In rural towns, urban neighborhoods, and everywhere in between, Young Life leaders are working with over two million young people, right in their own communities.

348,000

Kids involved weekly

Since 1941, Young Life leaders have walked with kids and earned the right to be heard. In 2018, 348,000 kids were involved on a weekly basis all across the globe.

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