What is Young Life

"Through Young Life, I have made many friends would like me for who I am and not for who I try and be." 

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. 

Silicon Valley 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 Silicon Valley, 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 communities kids can have the opportunity to fall in love with Jesus." - Sharon Leahy, Metro 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. You'll find adults from all different backgrounds, careers, and churches, including lots of moms and dads who care about kids. The committee, comprised of parents, 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 Silicon Valley Metro | 1320 Lincoln Ave San Jose, CA 95125-3010

Phone: (408) 286-6374

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