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As someone who was involved as a teeen and now as an adult, I highly recommend Young Life! It is an extra tool in the tool box for parents wanting their kids to navigate the teen years and have a relationship with Christ.
Here is the story of 4 Catholic youth:
Three went to Catholic K-8:
P...strong Catholic wanted to stay the rightous path.YL provided opportunities to have fun in faith of Christ and deepen existing Faith
K...Catholic, Mass each week, but troubled and contemplated meaning of life and depression. Contemplated suicide. YL Leaders provided mentors and realization that Christ was what she yearned for to complete emptiness felt.
C...Catholic, Catholic HS, wanted to have fun and be where the action is. Problem was the action was full of temptation and trouble. Started going to YL and found you could have clean fun in Christian Life with Christ.
M...Catholic went to Public School, never really got what it was all for beyond CCD and confirmation. YL introduced him to a deeper relationship with Christ.
BTW, all 4 were sent back to their Catholic Church to be feed and for doctrine...and all 4 are more devoted to their Church because of YL.
That was just a glimpse of what I've seen. And if you have any questions about conflicts ask the Young Life Area Director...I did.:)