YoungLives Works

The word is out! When YoungLives comes alongside teen moms, the impact is significant. This has led to a recent surge of growth. In 2006, YoungLives was present in 55 communities. By 2013 that number exploded to 236. Many communities across the U.S. and around the world hope to start YoungLives locally.


YoungLives club provides a safe place for teen moms to come together to build friendships. Food, activities, music and childcare make club a fun place to hear about God’s love. Other YoungLives activities may include Bible study, group outings and life skills education.


YoungLives camp is an extraordinary place! Mentors accompany teen moms and their babies to camp for a respite from the chaos of their daily struggles. Here, with their physical and childcare needs met, teen moms are immersed in the love God and can focus on their future.


Discipleship addresses the second half of our mission statement: “helping teen moms to grown in their faith.” YoungLives uses mentoring, Bible study, and a variety of other discipleship methods to instill in teen moms core values about herself, her child, her relationships and her world.

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More than 20 years ago, Young Life answered God’s call to run headfirst into the chaos of teenage motherhood with the hope of Jesus….and YoungLives was born. In 2013, YoungLives reached more than 10,000 teen moms and their children. Our vision is to DOUBLE the impact and serve 20,000 families a year by 2016.​​