Young Life, a national non-profit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was founded in 1941. Young Life’s mission as an evangelical Christian group is to introduce young people to Christianity and help them feel comfortable with faith-oriented ways of living.
The organization has over 700 chapters across the United States and worldwide, and the major evangelical events held for high school and college-age individuals include summer camps, where young people are encouraged to relax, have fun, and learn about Christianity. The Young Life organization also offers several niche programs, including Wyldlife, for middle school students; Young Life Capernaum, for youth with mental and physical handicaps; and Young Life Military, for the children of active military personnel. Each summer, over 100,000 young people spend time at the Young Life summer camps and several more participate in Young Life social activities at local chapters throughout the year.
About the Author: As a young person exploring his faith, Cliff Kigar is a member of the Young Life group in Lewis Center, Ohio. Cliff attends Club and Campaigners activities and enjoys the fun of the Young Life community.