Our Response to Do Better Young Life.

Young Life has heard stories of pain within our community. We’re listening. Here’s how we’re responding.

On July 17, 2020, Young Life announced the creation of a council to further review stories we’ve heard in recent days from Do Better Young Life (DBYL).

These are stories from members of our community who have come forward to share instances where they have experienced pain based on their race, gender, sexual orientation or other factors.

We are deeply saddened to know that any individual would walk away from Young Life feeling hurt or shamed, and wish to apologize for instances where our sins of commission and omission have caused this pain.

The council, comprised of a diverse group of staff and non-staff, will review these stories and recommend the appropriate course of action in each case.

The formation of this council is a next step in what we expect will be a long process of review, reflection, repentance and reform.

We want to express our deep gratitude to those who have shared their stories. Their courage in coming forward will lead to a Young Life that is better equipped to introduce kids of all backgrounds to Jesus and help them grow in their faith.

If you’d like to contact the council with questions or concerns, please use the form below.

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