You Were Made For This.


Life to the full.

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

Who We Are

at a Glance


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




Did you know that if you owe Arizona state income taxes, you can make a contribution to Young Life Capernaum and lower your Arizona state tax liability?

Young Life Capernaum is an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization​ and contributions to Young Life Capernaum are eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit (formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit).This tax credit for Young Life Capernaum​ is separate from the Foster Care tax credit​ and separate from the School tax credits. They all have their own individual credit limits. A taxpayer may make contributions to all of the eligible types of tax credits if they desire. Consult your tax professional.

Married taxpayers​ can reduce their taxes by up to $800;single and head of household​ taxpayers can reduce their taxes by up to $400.

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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