Having an impact on the lives of teenagers for more than 50 years


Our History in Genesee County

More than 50 years ago, the late Woody Skaff was invited to a meeting to discuss the needs of youth in Genesee County. Friends of his wanted him to see a youth camp out west and to learn about the impact a non-profit organization was having on the lives of unchurched youth. Woody was a well-known advocate for youth in our area and despite him ALMOST missing that first presentation, he became the driving force for bringing Young Life to Genesee County. 

Young Life Alum and now YL Foundation Secretary Stephen Walton summarized that first fateful meeting this way: I will always recall the story of how Woody was driving to that first presentation about YL so long ago now. How he changed his mind, started home but felt God urging him to go back to the presentation. Thank you Woody for listening and being faithful. Who knew then that he wasn't just going back to a presentation, he was going back to get all of us.

All of us indeed. Thousands of lives have been impacted by Young Life of Genesee County since 1965. From legenday bike trips to camps in Colorado to hundreds of YL leaders continuing the work of Young Life as a way of life in states and countries all over the world. We are family. 
For life. 

WyldLife began during the 1997-98 school year in Fenton. We went to WyldLife Camp that summer in Crawfordsville, IN. WyldLife Club launched that fall (1998) with Young Life officially launching in the Fenton area fall 2000.

We all are proud to be associated with Young Life as a world-class organization for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers gladly enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them — fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that w​e think matters most​ of all — the truth about God and His love for them.
Our vision will always be to serve as a lifeline for kids, one kid at a time. To accomplish this goal, we are seeking to expand our ministry into new schools and communities, and to reach further into the pre-teen culture. Over the last fifty years, Genesee County Young Life has expanded into a few high schools, but that is not enough. We are working to develop a strong network of leaders and committee members who will serve specific communities within the county. With a strong support team of adults focused on these areas we can continue the Young Life legacy in our community. Over the next five years our goal is to expand into two additional high schools. We have a strategy to get there; we know that all kids are "too important to ignore." ​Every Kid. Everywhere. For ETERNITY!


Young Life Genesee County | G-5083 Miller Rd Ste C Flint, MI 48507

Phone: (810) 391-2189

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