There are over 22,000 teenagers in Portland West, and many of them have never heard the truth. The truth that they were created with a purpose. That they are not a mistake. That their life does matter. And that they are not alone.
Our adult volunteer leaders spend hours of their free time investing in the lives of kids. Whether it is going to their sporting events, taking them to coffee, or playing video games together, these leaders generously give so much of their time and resources because they believe every kid deserves to know that they matter. Lives are changed when kids understand that they are loved by God and loved by an adult who believes in them.
Young Life is a global organization with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds working to reach kids in over 20 middle- and high schools around the Portland West area.
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. We know life is busy. We know you want your resources to count. So get involved in whatever way makes sense for you. We promise to keep investing in the lives of kids with your support. Join us in reaching more kids this coming year, because EVERY kid deserves to know the truth..