About Young Life


Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents, whose staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them—fun, friendship, and a sense of significance.  In doing so, they earn the privilege of sharing Christ with kids.

Who is Young Life For? Everyone is welcome in Young Life! Our programs are custom made for kids throuh their adolescent years. Young Life is the name of our organization and also the term we use for our program with high school students. Young Life’s multiethnic ministry, focused on kids in diverse cultural communities and those in economically-depressed areas, is arguably the largest of its kind in the United States. We refer to our work with middle schoolers as WyldLife. 

A Time-Tested Approach: Young Life began with a few simple ideas about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents. Those simple ideas have become time-tested methods for reaching out to middle school, high school and college students in friendship and hope.

Contact Work: Leaders go where kids are to me them and launch a genuine friendship with them. They spend time at schools, games, practices, and any other place where kids congregate. We call this "contact work." Leaders love and care for teenagers in their environment, “earning the right to be heard." 
Young Life Club: Club meets once a week and can be described as “controlled chaos”. Leaders combine songs, humor, and group interaction to set the stage for a talk about Jesus Christ.
Camp: Often referred to as the “best week of their lives”, camp is an opportunity for kids to experience adventure like they have never experienced before. Excellence, high adventure, and shared experiences all combine to produce a matchless experience of life lived whole heartedly! We offer weekend and week-long camping trips every year so that kids can take the opportunity to live life to the full and hearing the Gospel in a clear way.
Campaigners: Campaigners is a time to question, share, and learn. In campaigners, Young Life leaders offers teenagers the opportunity deepen their relationship with God and to take ownership of Young Life at their school alongside their leaders. In a group setting, kids learn about prayer, reading their bible, and ultimately, how to live out their faith.
Committee: The Port City Young Life Committee is a group of folks who are committed to helping make Young Life happen in our community. They serve and support Young Life through staff and leader care, prayer support, fundraising, and public relations in the local area.Young Life could not exist in our area without these people! 

As you experience Young Life, we hope you will decide that you were made to get involved. To learn more, contact​ our local Young Life office 

at (910) 660-6943 or at wilmington.yl@gmail.com


Young Life Port City | PO Box 12574 Wilmington, NC 28405-0130

Phone: (803) 646-4458

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