Reaching Every Kind of Kid

Young Life's Western Great Lakes Region

[Coronavirus Update 3.26.20]
In accordance with the State of Michigan guidelines and because we are committed to the health and well-being of all participants in our program and the greater community, all Young Life clubs and events around the region are cancelled until further notice. For more information about how Young Life is responding to COVID-19 please click here.

OUR MISSION is simple:

Life to the full.

​Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.
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Who We Are

We believe every​ kid deserves to know who God is and that God loves them.


Young Life begins in the USA

In a town in Texas, at the request of his pastor, a young associate pastor named Jim Rayburn began showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus in ways and words they could understand and relate to.


Countries with Young Life staff and leaders

Today, Young Life is a global organization with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world. ​

Two million

young people reached by Young Life staff and leaders

Whether it's in cities or villages, towns or tower blocks, in countries on every continent, Young Life leaders are working with over two million young people, right in their own neighborhoods.


Kids involved weekly

Since 1941, Young Life leaders have walked with kids and earned the right to be heard in an exhausting and exciting world. In 2018, 348,000 kids were involved every week all around the world.

Where To Find Us

We are a region of Young Life that includes the western half of Michigan, the Upper Peninsula, and northwest Indiana.

You Were Made For This


Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.

Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.

Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.

Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.

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