About Young Life
Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults 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 Young Life leaders 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.
“Loving kids regardless of their responses since 1941.”
We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing 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 kids make today, based upon God’s love for them, will have an impact on future decisions — careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised — all ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary supports the work of Young Life Casco Bay. Our parish budget includes funds in support of this ministry, and some of our adults serve on the local Committee. This is an ecumenical effort, which means that it is supported by Christians from a variety of different faith traditions and styles. The one commonality is that we all share a desire for our area teenagers to discover the amazing love of God for them and the joy of living life in Jesus Christ.
Want to learn more?
Visit our local Young Life of Casco Bay website: Young Life of Casco Bay
Visit the Young Life International website: YOUNG LIFE