We are a faith-based non-profit that connects kids in our community to adult volunteers. ​ These adults spend hours investing in the lives of kids because they believe that lives are changed when kids understand that they are LOVED BY GOD AND LOVED BY AN ADULT WHO BELIEVES IN THEM. ​ ​ ​ ​



Portland East Young Life

Reaching Our Community One Kid At A Time


There are over 16,000 teenagers in East Portland, & many of them have never heard the truth. ​ The truth that they were created with a purpose. ​ That they are not a mistake. ​ That their life does matter. ​ That they are not alone.

Get Involved

We know life is busy. ​ We know you want your resources to count. ​ So get involved in whatever way makes sense for you. ​ We promise to keep investing in the lives of kids with your support. ​ Join us in reaching more kids this coming year, because EVERY kid deserves to know the truth..


Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.

Our adult volunteer leaders spend hours of their free time investing in the lives of kids. ​ Whether it is going to their sporting events, taking them to coffee, or playing video games together, these leaders generously give so much of their time and resources because they believe every kid deserves to know that they matter. ​ Lives are changed when kids understand that they are loved by God and loved by an adult who believes in them. ​

We Can't Do This Without You!

Where To Find Us

You Were Made For This


Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.

Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.

Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.

Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.

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