Young Life in the East Valley doesn’t start with a program. It starts with our volunteer leaders who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.
So we log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.
We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them and share God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices students make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All this ripples from when a Young Life leader took the time to reach out and enter their world.
To find out more about Young Life in the East Valley, or how to become a Young Life or Wyldlife leader, please contact our Area Director, AJ Pitkin.
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