Focus Area: Youth, Women, Mentoring


YoungLives has never wavered from the original vision to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Through Young Life’s time-tested methods and life-on-life mentoring, teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ.

Volunteer Impact

Volunteers of YoungLives are making a difference in Syracuse by supporting the following efforts:


Mentoring forms the heart of YoungLives. Mentors build relationships with teen moms, offering guidance in matters of faith, parenting and self-worth. This investment of time and heart has empowered positive, sustainable change in the lives of these beautiful families for more than 20 years.


YoungLives “Club” is a monthly outreach event which provides a safe place for teen moms to come together to build friendships. Food, activities, music, and childcare make club a fun place to hear about God’s love.


The YoungLives “Campaigners” gathering happens twice per month for teen moms who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service, and leadership. The purpose is taking on life's tough questions with a group of friends and leaders you can trust.