In Gainesville, just north of Dallas, a young pastor named Jim Rayburn began showing young people how God cares by showing up in their world and sharing the message of the Gospel in ways and words they could easily understand.
Today, Young Life is a global organization. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world.
Whether it's in cities or villages, towns or tower blocks, in countries on every continent, Young Life leaders are working with over two million young people right where they are and right as they are.
Young Life & WyldLife leaders walk with kids and earn the right to be heard in an exhausting and exciting world. In 2018, 348,000 kids were involved every week all around the world.
The safety of kids is a priority in Young Life. Our staff and volunteer leaders know they are responsible for modeling lives of hope and integrity.
Young Life has developed missionwide policies and procedures to ensure that kids are protected. More information is available here.
Young Life is not affiliated with any particular school. References to a school refer to that school's students and the community around it.
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