Welcome to the Chippewa Valley Young Life Website!
Young Life is for everyone who wants to get the most out of life. Whether you are in middle school, high school or college; whatever your interests or abilities; no matter who you hang out with — Young Life welcomes you.
If there is a Young Life club or camp near you, check it out!
And if you're a parent, teacher, or simply an adult who cares about kids in your community, Young Life welcomes your involvement. There is a variety of ways you can serve and impact the lives of kids in your neighborhood and around the world.
Please contact us — using the contact information on the left — to learn more about how to get involved in Young Life.
No More Difficult Time Than Now for Students
It was 11 years ago that Sarah and I last worked with students in the Chippewa Valley.  Much has changed in our lives as we adopted our son Jace (5), and our daughter Allison (2) was born while serving in Minnesota.  As we come back, I can't help but reflect on how much has changed in the lives of students.  I remember carrying a pager from the police department as I volunteered as a chaplain.  Just think, now we have cell phones, Ipads, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and something called cyber bullying.  In a wide open environment, one person can bully another and a world of people can see/read it immediately.  These are concepts, inventions and words that were nowhere in my world 11 years ago.  I have to wonder if now is the toughest time to be a teenager.
The good news is Christ tells us that "He is the same today, yesterday and forever."  It is our priviledge to share this truth with the teenagers we see everyday.  I am humbled to see God change the lives of teenagers right before my eyes.  All He asks of us is to be obedient to where and how He calls us to give, serve and pray. 
I am grateful for all those who are making a difference by responding to that call. 
Would you consider if God is asking YOU to join us in this effort?
There is so much work ahead of us, and we need each one of you to be involved.  The lives of this generation depend on it.
Eric Johnson, Young Life Area Director

The Young Life Leader

Leaders are committed to being involved with kids' lives -- from supporting them at their sporting events to listening to them talk about what's important to them. Our leaders help kids consider the direction of their lives, and they offer hope for their future.

Interested in becoming a leader, contact Eric Johnson at 651-239-2430.

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