In Young Life, we're committed to three simple ideas:
We're committed to teenagers. Some people think they're obnoxious. Others think they're a problem. In Young Life, we have a different view. Teenagers are important--they have a thirst for life that is unparalleled--we like being around that kind of energy! Young Life provides opportunites for teenagers to experience new things, build lasting friendships, and discover what they are capable of.
We're committed to relationships. Everything that we do provides opportunities for teenagers and Young Life leaders to build relationships with one another. God created us for relationships, to experience life with friends we can trust. Young Life leaders are adult friends who can help kids get perspective on life.
We're committed to the fact that God loves us. This is a tough world with real problems. We cherish kicking around the idea that in the midst of the problems that we see and experience, there is purpose to life. We believe that this hope and purpose is found in the person of Jesus Christ. We don't believe in pressuring anybody to believe anything; We love teenagers enough to respect their right to decide.