information on COVID-19

 
Young Life is committed to the health and safety of the students we work with. Due to rising cases and new restrictions, we will be hosting virtual events only at this time. Please check our calendar on the events page for upcoming activities. ​ If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Rae at kaylarae@ylchicago.com
 

You were made for this.

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KIDS AROUND THE WORLD ARE SEARCHING FOR HOPE, MEANING AND BELONGING.
WE GET IN IT WITH THEM AND ACCEPT THEM AS THEY ARE.
KIDS HAVE THE CHANCE TOLIVELIFE TO THE FULLEST.

​ March Madness Bracket Fundraiser

Whether you’re a March Madness pro or have never filled out a bracket we have a great and easy way to participate (and win) in one of America’s iconic Spring traditions while positively impacting the lives of young people on Chicago’s south side. Note that even a last place finish could earn you $50! To enter your bracket, follow the instructions below:
1) Enter your bracket selections by clicking: March Madness Young Life South Side Chicago​ and click and create bracket. Enter passwordL YLSS21. Don't forget to enter your Tie-Breaker score, click submit and good luck!
2) Pay your entry fee of $20 per bracket (up to 3 brackets per person) at the Young Life South Side Chicago Giving Page and follow instructions:
 
Click “Other” box and type in your amount: Minimum $20 per entry/up to 3 entries per person) Then click green next button
Recipient box will be auto-populated with Chicago South Side and “one-time” gift
On next page, “Operating” will automatically populated first cell. It is VERY IMPORTANT to scroll down in center window to reveal “Sponsoring (optional) box/cell, type in “March Madness”
Follow prompts to complete Contact and Payment fields (you do not need to save information or set up account but of course are welcomed to do so (if you do more than one bracket setting up an account/password will save time as you must enter each bracket separately).
*For those of you that prefer to send a check, make payable to Young Life South Side Chicago ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ and mail to: Young Life South Side Chicago, P.O. Box 15177, Chicago, IL 60615
 

YOUNG LIFE

Job Openings:

We are currently hiring for full and part time positions. See below for more information.

WyldLife Staff Associate:

Do you have experience working with kids in the city? Do you want to be immersed in the community that you serve in? Do you take initiative and do you desire to build teams? Are you called to live out your faith by loving and serving kids?

We are looking for a full time staff to serve middle school students 40 hours a week. Staff will work with the University of Chicago Woodlawn charter school in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Young Life experience is preferred.

 
 
If you are interested, please email kaylarae@ylchicago.com with your resume.​ ​

DuSable Young Life Part Time Staff:

Do you have experience working with kids in the city? Do you want to be immersed in the community that you serve in? Do you take initiative and do you desire to build teams? Are you called to live out your faith by loving and serving kids?

We are looking for a part time staff member for 20 hours a week. Staff will work with high school students at DuSable Leadership Academy in the Washington Park neighborhood. Young Life experience is preferred.

EVENTS

Gospel Blooms Campaign

We are partnering with Southside Blooms, a faith inspired nonprofit farmer-florist on the southside, to launch our Gospel Blooms campaign. You can learn more about Southside Blooms here! Through Gospel Blooms, you can have 20% of any purchase go towards supporting Young Life. Right now we are offering our summer/fall CSA for $150 where you get 4 large flower bouquets with delivery included in July, August, September, and October. 

Simply enter code GOSPELBLOOMS into the donation code at checkout to ensure that 20% of your purchase goes to supporting our important work at Young Life. Our goal is to sell at least 100 CSA subscriptions in the next two weeks so that we can raise $3,000 for Young Life. Order your flower CSA today!

 

 

IN HER OWN WORDS

"Young Life is a family."

 

-Precious, high school student

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