Making An Impact

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Young Life leaders are more than caring adults who serve as role models for kids. They are involved in kids' everyday lives. The following story that occurred recently shows our leaders' dedication to kids. John regularly attends basketball practice at the high school where he is a Young Life leader. At first, John did not know the young men on the basketball team, but after weeks of watching practice he began to get to know who they were and exchanged a few short conversations with some of the players. One day, one of the players approached John. "You come to watch us practice a lot don't you?" the young man asked John. "Yes, I do," John said. "That's cool," the young man said. "No one does that."

EGLR in 2015 by the numbers
  • Young Life was present in 78 high schools and middle schools in the EGLR
  • Approximately 12,400 students {both middle school and high school} were impacted in the EGLR
  • Over 1,500 students impacted at the University of Michigan attended YL College over the year
  • 200 adult committee members around the region acted as advocates for Young Life in their communities, contributing time, prayer, money, and energy to Young Life, committed to the vision of the ministry.
  • 700 leaders volunteered in the lives of young people in 18 areas, committed to fostering relationships with kids in their communities, communicating the gospel in meaningful ways, "walking in wisdom" to those disinterested or struggling in their faith, and helping teens mature and grow in their faith
Current communities where Young Life & Wyldlife serves:
  • Belleville
  • Brighton
  • Detroit
  • Eastern Oakland County (Birmingham)
  • Farmington
  • Genesee County (Fenton, Flint, Grand Blanc, Swartz Creek)
  • Gladwin
  • Greater Lansing (East Lansing, Eaton Rapids, Mason, Williamston)
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Hillsdale
  • Lapeer County (Imlay City)
  • Midland​
  • Novi/Northville
  • South Lyon
  • Southeast Michigan YoungLives
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor, Dexter, Saline)​​
  • Mt. Pleasant

​Communities where Young Life hopes to grow:
  • Howell
  • Jackson
  • Saginaw​
  • Troy
  • Utica


Young Life Eastern Great Lakes Region | PO Box 235 Novi, MI 48376-0235

Phone: 248-919-8830

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