Our Mission:

Going.

We go where kids are, focusing on what matters to them, all to tell them the best news they'll ever hear: that the God of the universe loves them and wants a personal relationship with them.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults 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.

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Our Impact

Since 1984, Young Life in Southeast Texas has looked several different ways and been at several different schools, but the one thing that has been consistent is students all over the area seeing Jesus Christ in a fresh way that they can understand. We want nothing more than to reach every single student in every single school and walk with them through the toughest and most transformative years of their life. 

 

8+

Schools we are in

We are building relationships with kids in over 3 high schools, 4 middle schools & 1 college.

 

30+

Years Serving SETX

We've been in Southeast Texas since 1984, when a Young Life leader first stepped on to the campus of Kelly High School. 

 
 

400+

Kids known by name

knowing a kids name is everything. Being known and called by name is the best way we can let a kid know they matter.

 
 

Our Programs

Young Life starts at the school. We have to care enough about them to go where they are. Once we earn that right to invite them along, we get together as often as possible. Club is different for every school, but they are all geared toward high energy and fun. Campaigners tones it down and allows for more authentic friendships to take root as we open the Bible together. Camp is the best week of your life and year after year we see kids come back excited to follow Jesus. But it's not all just for kids, Committee allows caring adults who love to serve in a more behind the scenes role to play a critical part with the ministry. 

 

Club

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 all about.

Camp

Kids consistently tell us that Young Life camp is the best week of their life. 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 where you experience and listen to what we believe is the greatest love story ever told?

Campaigners

Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service and leadership. We invite kids to actively follow Jesus Christ — and we’re with them for the long haul to help them take those steps of faith with unconditional love. Along the way, we encourage kids to celebrate their faith through participation in a local congregation.

Committee

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 leaders who works directly with kids. In each community, the local “committee,” comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life team.

 
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Get Involved

Two great ways to get involved is with your time or your financial support. The blood of Young Life is the wonderful volunteers who give their time and energy to get to know students. We're also a non-profit that wouldn't be here if it weren't for generous people willing to chip in on a big dream. Thank you for considering either opportunity. 

 

Volunteer opportunities

It takes a lot to know every single kid. We need your help. If you're interested in volunteering with us click below.

Make a Donation

We know there are so many places to give, so thank you for considering Young Life Southeast Texas as a potential recipient.