Young Life

You Were Made For This

aka YL   |   Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.younglife.org

Mission

Young Life's mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Mr. Newton F. Crenshaw

Main address

420 N Cascade Ave

Colorado Springs, CO 80903 USA

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EIN

84-0385934

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Youth Development

Young Life's efforts to reach out to every kid, everywhere have resulted in a number of specific ministries. Each of these apply the basics of Young Life to meet kids just as they are through friendship and faith. In alphabetical order our specific ministries are: Capernaum: Young Life's ministry to kids with disabilities, named after the town where Jesus performed many miracles. International: Young Life's outreach to high school and middle school kids in more than 75 countries around the world. Small Town/Rural: Young Life's ministry to kids in one-high-school towns of fewer than 25,000 people. Urban: Young Life's minsistry to racial and ethnic minorities, focused on kids who live in high-density communities and who are historically, socially and/or economically disadvantaged. WyldLife: Young Life's ministry to middle school kids. YoungLives: Young Life's ministry to teenage moms. Young Life provides healthy, creative fun. From weekly clubs to seasonal camping experiences to daily outings with leaders, Young Life is known around the world as an organization that knows how to have fun. Club meets once a week and has been described as "controlled chaos." Leaders combine songs, humor, and group interaction to create an hour of energetic fun where kids can express that teenage tendency to push the limits-but within the controlled context of a safe environment. Campaigners is the name for Young Life's Bible study program. Kids often meet in small groups with a Young Life leader during the week to discuss their ideas and question about faith and begin exploring the Bible. These groups were named from a term we've kept around since Young Life was called "The Young Life Campaign" in the early '40s. Camping is one of Young Life's specialties. Kids can discover adventure and prove their prowess by climbing through a ropes course in the tops of trees, barreling down a water slide from hundreds of feet up the side of a mountain, riding horseback along scenic trails, water skiing, parasailing, racing go-carts around muddy tracks and enjoying what Young Life leaders promise to be one of the best weeks of their lives.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Young Life National Is where our main headquarters is located.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

This is one of our many Young Life area offices that is available to students in that local region.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

While we are in the lives of more than two million kids in over 100 countries worldwide, we’re aware that God is leading us Forward. All for the purpose of introducing more adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.

Moving Forward, we are uniting around four mission strategies to get us to the next kid in the coming five years (2017-2022):


​​ ​Dee​per in​ Christ – Seek​ing the Lor​​d first and helping kids grow in their faith.

Forward_Together_​Together – Building and equipping teams that reflect the worldwide body of Christ.

Forward_Innovation_Innovation – Creating new ways today to reach kids tomorrow.

​Forward_Growth_​ ​Growth – Impacting all kids​ within sight and just out of reach.​

We'll do this by:

1) ​ Mobilizing more than 80,000 volunteers (both leaders and committee).
2) Establishing sustainable ministries in 8,000 locations.

As we have prayed in our own solitary places, the leadership of Young Life has heard an invitation
from Jesus: Let us go to these global cities and preach the good news. Our focus might be new, but
our methodology is not. We seek to go as we have always gone for 76 years. We want to move into the
neighborhood, earn the right to be heard, share the truth about Jesus and invite others to follow Him.

Financials

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Young Life

Board of directors
as of 2/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Michael Stain

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Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Nanette Ballbach

Retired employment counselor

Term: 2020 - 2022

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Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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