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Young Life begins in Knoxville

From a small town in Texas to the hallways of Knoxville high schools, leaders have been 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 can understand and relate to since the 40's.


Schools with Young Life staff and leaders

Today, Young Life is in almost every high school in the city. ​ You'll find Young Life leaders wherever you can find high school students.

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.



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.

Will Acker

Sloan Bailey

Mike Inman

April Jackson


Ethan Nieman


Laura Beth Myers


Cindy Greene

Candace Conglose


Wil Pope


Colleen Leyrer


Abby Stridde

Anna Perry


Emma Fugate


Devin Inman


Nick Cannon

You Were Made for this

Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.

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The involvement of people like you is vital to healthy, sustainable, quality youth work in your area and across our nations.
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