Wyldlife

What is WyldLife?
The philosophy of WyldLife is the same as Young Life's has always been — introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them to grow in their faith. But, because middle school kids are at a different developmental stage than high schoolers and need different things, we make a subtle delineation between the two.
WyldLife Leaders
WyldLife leaders include high school students who are strong in their faith, college students, moms and dads and retirees. Some of the best WyldLife teams across the mission are those with a mix of leaders, because every age group has something to offer middle school kids. All volunteers are trained and supervised by staff members.
WyldLife Club
WyldLife clubs are a practiced art form. They are high energy and interactive, fast paced and unpredictable. Leaders use personal testimonies, media clips, popular songs and a lot of creativity when planning the club format. WyldLife clubs don’t meet as often (once a month instead of weekly) and meet on Saturday evenings. The form may change, but the message of Christ’s love remains the same.
WyldLife Camping
WyldLife camp caters to the middle school-aged kid. While the same in principle and excellence, the specifics and schedule of middle school Young Life camping takes on a different form since early adolescents are at different places developmentally. From the talks each night to the pace of the day’s activities, Christ is proclaimed through relationships and programs in a way that connects to the heart of these kids.
Parent Involvement
In WyldLife, adults and parents usually play a more prominent role in the kids' lives and in their decisions. WyldLife Team Moms and Dads lead and shepherd a team of WyldLife leaders at a middle school and promote WyldLife with adults in the community. Parent Support Groups assist the staff and leaders with everything from praying for the ministry to providing food for club. When parents are part of the WyldLife team, the ministry succeeds.
Funding
Young Life is mainly funded by contributions from parents and other adults in each community. In addition, many churches and kid-friendly businesses support WyldLife.
WyldLife Facts and Figures (both U.S. and abroad)
There are nearly 1,200 WyldLife ministries in existance with more than 32,000 kids participating each week. Nearly 8,100 middle schoolers are involved in Campaigners (weekly Bible study) and nearly 20,000 WyldLife kids went to camp in 2009. More than 188,000 kids are involved in WyldLife ministry each year.


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Young Life Newberry | 1211 Calhoun St Aveleigh Church Newberry , SC 29108-2807

Phone: (803) 276-3534

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