What is Young Life

"Through Young Life, I have made many friends that like me for who I am ..." 

Dylan, Willow Glen High School

Everyone is welcome in Young Life! Our programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. Young Life is the name of our organization and is also the term we use for our program with high school students. We call our middle school program WyldLife. 

San Jose Young Life has been building impactful relationships with high school and middle school students since 1955. Of the 25,000+ high school aged kids in San Jose, our Young Life staff and volunteers leaders know 1,250 of them by name! Our leaders have been walking alongside them, leading them in adventure, laughter, and conversations and sharing with them Christ's Gospel story of love, hope, and redemption. Teen lives are changing in our city!



"As a Willow Glen High School Student, there was a group of adults who surrounded my leaders who led me to Christ. I want to make sure that this generation of leadership and staff is supported so that our community's kids can have the opportunity to fall in love with Jesus." - Sharon Leahy, Committee Member  

Each local area has a committee of adults who believe in the mission of Young Life: to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. The committee, adults from all different backgrounds, careers, churches, including lots of moms and dads who care about kids, Young Life alumni, business men and women, and other civic leaders, provides a foundation of financial, administrative and moral support for the local Young Life team. 


Young Life San Jose | 1320 Lincoln Ave San Jose, CA 95125-3010

Phone: (408) 286-6374

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