Come learn more about YoungLives

Published 12:01 am Thursday, November 9, 2017

What Is Young Life?

Young Life is a volunteer-driven, domestic and international missionary organization.

Founded in 1941 by Jim Rayburn, Young Life has grown into a worldwide ministry.

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As of 2014, Young Life leaders were making a difference in the lives of nearly 1.7 million kids in 95 countries around the globe.

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship.

Just as we might imagine missionaries traveling to distant lands to share the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who don’t know Him, we travel to the distant lands of teen culture to share the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ!

What Is YoungLives?

YoungLives is Young Life for teen moms!

  • In 1991, two Young Life areas saw a need for a special ministry to serve teen moms in their areas. Mentor Moms was launched in the fall of 1991 with the goals of providing Young Life club specifically for teen moms and matching the young moms with mentors.
  • In December 2001, the ministry was renamed YoungLives.
  • YoungLives camping ministry began in 2002 with an exclusive teen mom camp week at Lost Canyon.
  • In 2014, there were over 240 YoungLives ministries, seven camp weeks exclusively for teen moms, and 14,000 teenage moms reached within one year.

YoungLives is now in two locations in the state of Mississippi (Jackson & Greenwood).

There is now also a small group of leaders in the Natchez area who are laying the foundation and getting the word out to the Natchez community about this amazing opportunity for others to join the cause and be a part of this program.

At 6 p.m. on Dec. 14 at Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, there will be an event called “YoungLives Meet Natchez.”

It’s an opportunity for those who want to learn more about the organization and how they can get involved, to come out and hear more about the YoungLives opportunity.

So, come out, bring a friend and help us get the word out.

There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to meet and greet.

For more information, Contact: YoungLives Director, Quiana Head at 662-897-0141 or
Quiana Head is the director of YoungLives.