Our Mission Statement:
“Through Servant Leaders of the community, alongside our local bodies of Christ, Young Life Woodford County will meet disinterested and disconnected teens where they are. We will build loving relationships, introduce them to Jesus Christ, and continue to love them regardless of their response.”
“We will pursue every kid everywhere for eternity.”
Our Plan to Address the Needs of Kids
During the next 3 fiscal years our plan is to establish Young Life in Woodford County. In order to accomplish this aggressive plan, we will focus on the following objectives:
These objectives are all steps toward providing the opportunity for a life changing experience for many teens in Woodford County. What cannot be measured is the impact in the lives of the many young people as they start to make positive life choices.
Our vision is to establish a Young Life presence in our community and to ensure that our leaders lead, teens follow, and both groups take advantage of the Young Life presence and help our youth live healthy and productive lives for years to come, and perhaps even become Young Life leaders themselves. Young Life’s presence will help reach kids in the school with the Good News of Jesus’ love. In short, Young Life is a very effective tool for reaching kids. We want to make this tool available to teenagers and adult volunteers who want to change their community with God’s love.
Everywhere Young Life is established it seems the entire community benefits. Like extra volunteers being willing to help at school functions, volunteers helping students with their homework and tutoring them to better grades, more teens showing up for Youth Programs in the local churches rather than showing up to the latest party, teachers seeing the most difficult kids in class transforming into the best kids in class, to kids learning to serve rather than be served and becoming respected, productive members of their school and community. We even experience teens who catch the vision and become volunteer Young Life Leaders themselves after graduation.
Young Life is built around relationships between caring adults and young people. We call this contact work. Young Life leaders enter the world of teens, accept them unconditionally, build relationships and slowly “win the right to be heard.” Out of these relationships, trust is built and teens open up their lives to their adult friends who can help them make positive choices on such things as use of drugs, dropping out of school, forms of violence and sexuality.
Teens come to Young Life clubs each week where they meet with their friends, play games, laugh together, participate in skits and hear the truth of the Christian faith in a fresh way they can understand. Kids who are interested in Christian growth participate in small discipleship groups for Bible study and discussion about real life issues.
Young Life has first-class camp properties located across the country where kids go for a week of high adventure in a beautiful setting that gives them time for undistracted reflection. Activities include: mountain climbing, sailing, horseback riding, and other activities. Kids often call a week at a Young Life camp “the best week of their life.”
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
Administrative (insurance, liability, human services, corporate support)
Total Annual Budget:
Campership and Scholarships
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