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Off to camp!
History of YoungLives in the Delaware Valley​

In 1941, an organization burst onto the scenes that would dramatically impact the lives of teenagers all around the world. The phenomenon called Young Life has been so successful over the past 65 years that today it has a presence in every state in the United States and more than 45 countries.

Young Life’s mission is to offer teenagers a caring adult friend who will help them consider life’s difficult questions. They are able to talk about their spiritual issues, questions and struggles in a safe environment without being critically judged. Approximately a million middle school and high school students are involved with Young Life each year. More than 100,000 of them spend time at one of Young Life’s 21 camping properties in the United States and Canada.

Out of  Young Life came YoungLives.  YoungLives in the Delaware Valley began in October 2004. In February 2005, we began the first YoungLives club in Norristown, PA. 

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Where We Are Today
Currently we are running programs in six communities - Norristown, West Chester, Chester and we have 3 locations in Philadelphia - Olney, North Broad Street and Kensington. With our monthly clubs we are reaching over 100 teen moms and some teen dads as well. We now have well over 70 volunteers involved in a variety of ways in our work. Our mentors are walking alongside teen moms and helping them to finish school, get their children into pre-school programs, apply for jobs, apply to higher education, get safe independent housing and make better life decisions about parenting and relationships.

We have now developed a Leadership Training Program for teen moms who have graduated from our program and want to become junior leaders with YoungLives.


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Annual Banquet 2013
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Address

YoungLives DE Valley | 130 Lenape Dr Berwyn, PA 19312-1847