About Young Life

Brier Terrace Middle School Young Life leader, Dustin (in the middle) is all smiles after playing some fun, messy games at Breakaway Camp with two of his campers.

Our Heart for the Lynnwood-Terrace Area

Lynnwood Terrace Young Life serves Brier Terrace Middle School, Alderwood Middle School, Lynnwood High School, Mountlake Terrace High School. We also have joined with Snohomish County YoungLives, to offer hope to teenage moms, and with Snohomish County Capernaum, to provide community, love and care to students with special needs.
There are other ministries that we hope to open in the next few years such as YL at Scriber Lake High School and finding ways to reach students that have chosen to stop attending school. Our hearts at Lynnwood Terrace is like that of every Young Life in existence, our hearts desire to reach EVERY kid.
Jesus did not lead his disciples from afar. He walked with them. He talked with them. He ate with them. He lived life with them. Young Life provides leaders who are caring adults that show the love of Christ to each student. Many will attest that Young Life is also very fun. Whether it is at club, camp, Campaigners or other activities, they will have a blast laughing, trying new things, meeting new people and hanging out with friends.


Who is Young Life for?

Everyone is welcome in Young Life! Our programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. Young Life is the name of our organization and is also the term we use for our program with high school students. We call our middle school program WyldLife. The initiative for college and university students is called Young Life College.

Young Life’s multicultural ministry, focused on kids in diverse cultural communities and those in economically-depressed areas, is arguably the largest of its kind in the United States. We refer to our ministry to kids with disabilities as Capernaum and to our work with teen moms as YoungLives. In a partnership with Military Community Youth Ministries, Young Life reaches military teens through a program called Club Beyond. The Small Towns initiative brings Young Life to communities of fewer than 25,000 people.

A Time-Tested Approach

Young Life began with a few simple ideas about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents. Those simple ideas have become time-tested methods for reaching out to middle school, high school and college students in friendship and hope.

Caring for Kids — Contact Work

Because kids don’t care how much you know till they know how much you care, Young Life leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be. Within Young Life we call the persistent going out into the world of kids “contact work.” But kids just call it friendship.

A Party with a Purpose — Club

What is it about Young Life club that makes it the best night of the week for thousands of kids every week? We like to think of it as a party with a purpose. It’s controlled chaos that’s almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it. And before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s love for them. After all, that’s what the celebration is all about.

The Best Week of Their Life — Camp

Kids consistently tell us that Young Life camp is the best week of their life. That’s a rousing (and unsolicited) endorsement! But how else would you describe a week where deep relationships are forged in the midst of mind-boggling fun and where you experience and listen to what we believe is the greatest love story ever told?

A Time to Question, Learn and Grow — Campaigners

Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service and leadership. We invite kids to actively follow Jesus Christ — and we’re with them for the long haul to help them take those steps of faith with unconditional love. Along the way, we encourage kids to celebrate their faith through participation in a local congregation.

Adults Who Care — Committee

Young Life is making a difference in the lives of kids around the world because we are supported by adults who care about kids in their community. For every talented Young Life staff person there is a team of dedicated leaders who works directly with kids. In each community, the local “committee,” comprised of parents, Young Life alumni and civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life team.

As you experience Young Life, we hope you will decide that you were made to get involved. To learn more, contact Lynnwood-Terrace Young Life Area Director, Kristy Schauermann, at (425) 478-7104.


Young Life Lynnwood Terrace | PO Box 3381 Lynnwood, WA 98046-3381

Phone: (425) 419-6910

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