About Young Life

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Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers enter into the world of kids, focusing on what matters most to them- fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we think matters most of all- the truth about God and His love for them.

Caring for Kids — Contact Work

Young Life doesn't start with a program.  It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go where they are, building bridges of authentic friendship.  These relationships don't for overnight- they take time, patience, trust & consistency. Young Life leaders build relationships with teenagers by showing up in their lives.  Within Young Life we call the persistant going out in the world of kids "Contact Work," but kids just call it friendship.

A Party with a Purpose — Club

What is it about Young Life club that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of kids every week? Once a week, high school kids and leaders join together for what we like to call "a party with a purpose." Club is a safe place for students to come and enjoy music, games, skits, and talks about God and how He fits into their lives. ​​​

The Best Week of Their Life — Camp

Young Life's camping ministry. Through unparalled facilities, creative programming, and high-adventure activities kids are given the chance to make life-long memories while hearing the message of Christ's unconditional love for them. Kids consistently tell us that Young Life camp is the best week of their lives!

A Time to Question, Learn and Grow — Campaigners

Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith.  At Campaigners, kids and leaders study the Bible, ask tough questions, and learn what it means to follow Christ in high school.  Leaders also encourage these students to celebrate their faith through participation in a local church.

Adults Who Care — 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. This team of people is called the committee and they long for high schoolers to hear about Jesus.  This team of dedicated volunteers provides the local Young Life area with a foundation of prayer, financial administration, and moral support.


Young Life Downtown Columbia | PO Box 5772 Columbia, SC 29250-5772

Phone: (803) 254-2480

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