Parents And Community

Even though Young Life is especially for kids, parents and other adults in the community are important to Young Life. Adults can support Young Life in a variety of ways — by becoming a volunteer leader or committee member, by attending a Young Life fund-raising event, by hosting Young Life or by simply telling others in the community about Young Life and its commitment to kids.

What Parents Have To Say

"As parents we can fill our kids with love and encouragement but when they become teenagers they need a circle of friends to relate to. Young Life Capernaum has given our son, Josh, a wonderful group of friends and also great leaders to mentor him.  But most importantly, Young Life keeps pointing him to God, who created him so beautifully."
-Rich and Carol Bianchi
 
"Each week Dani looks forward to being with her friends at Young Life club.  She loves the laughing, playing, and chance to make new friends.  We have watched Dani grow in her own faith as well as understanding that she has an important place in this world."
-Chris Martin


The World Of Young Adults With Disabilities

The Population
There are approximately 53 million people in the United States who have a disability.  Less than 5% of US churches outreach to these forgotten people.  Amazingly, 15% of the teen population has a disability.  The vast majority of these teenagers are cut off from the activity and variety of mainstream life, and suffer social, emotional, and spiritual exclusion.
 
The Environment
Young people with disabilities have the same hopes, dreams, and fears just like any other person.  However, due to the social stigma of ‘being different,’ compounded by lack of transportation and other physical barriers, most young people with disabilities live out their lives in
            loneliness,
                            isolation,
                                           boredom,
                                                          and unfulfilled potential.
 
The Teen with a Disability
The challenges faced by any teen or young adult include a heightened longing for friendship, adventure, dating, purpose, and life direction.  For the teen with a physical or mental disability, these years pass without many of the opportunities needed for normal development.  This exclusion, combined with the struggle to come to terms with his or her disability, often leaves a teen confused and
discouraged, with no one to turn to and no where to go. 
Who will bridge the gap for young people with disabilities?

Address

Young Life Capernaum Gtr Seattle | PO Box 55998 Seattle, WA 98155-0998

Phone: (206) 361-1234

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