The C's of Young Life

Young Life began with a few simple ideas about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents. Seven decades later, those simple ideas have become time-tested methods for reaching out to middle school, high school, college students and kids with disabilities in friendship and hope.

Club — A Party With a Purpose

What is it about Young Life club that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of kids every week? We like to think of it as a party with a purpose. It's controlled chaos that's almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it. And before the party ends, we share a simple message about God's love for them. After all, that's what the celebration is a​ll about.​

Young Life (high school) clubs meet Monday nights at 8:00PM and Wyldlife (middle school) clubs meet at 7:00PM every other Thursday night. Check our schedule of events for details.

Young Life College (KU) clubs meet at 7:00PM on Thursdays. Visit for details. Capernaum Clubs meet monthly on Wednesdays. Visit for details.

Campaigners — A Time to Learn and Grow

​ Campaigners (a name that points back to the early days when Young Life was referred to as "The Young Life Campaign") is a weekly meeting for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service and leadership. Young Life leaders also encourage these kids to celebrate their faith through participation in a local congregation. We have a few dozen Campaigners groups meeting regularly, and information about Campaigners is available through leaders and announced at clubs.

Camp — The Best Week of Their Lives

Kids consistently tell us that Young Life camp is the best week of their lives. That's a rousing (and unsolicited) endorsement! But how else would you describe a week where deep relationships are forged in the midst of mind-boggling fun and you experience and listen to what we believe is the greatest love story ever told?

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Contact Work — Caring for Kid​s

Because kids don't care how much you know till they know how much you care, Young Life leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be. Within Young Life we call the persistent going out into the world of kids "contact work," but kids just call it friendship.​​

Adult Support Team — Adults Who Care

Young Life is making a difference in the lives of kids around the world because we are supported by adults who care about kids in their community. For every talented Young Life staff person, there is a team of dedicated volunteer leaders who works directly with kids. In Lawrence, the Adult Support Team — comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders — provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for your local Young Life team.​​​​​ For more info, click here.

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