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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 Raybrun 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.



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.

Tucker Frye

Area Director

Tucker and Rachael have been involved with Young Life since high school where they both met Christ at the SAME Young Life Club. Tucker went to CNU and led Young Life at York High School before going on Staff in Chesterfield, Virginia. Tucker and Rachael returned to the Peninsula in 2018 and have a BIG vision for Young Life in EVERY school!

Laura Raciborski


Laura has been involved with Young Life ever since she met Christ at a Young Life camp in high school. After attending the College of William and Mary, she joined staff with Young Life and started a new ministry in the Northern Neck of Virginia. This year, she joined our team as the WyldLife Director for the Peninsula and has a big vision for reaching middle school kids with the Gospel!

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Our office is located at: 12284 Warwick Blvd, Suite 2-F, Newport News, VA 23606

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.

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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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