Parents and Community

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Although Young Life's focus is mainly on kids, parents and other adults in the community are also 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.

Keeping Kids Safe

An important part of our commitment to kids is how we keep them safe. Our staff and volunteer leaders know their responsibility for modeling lives of hope and integrity​. Young Life's Human Resources department has developed missionwide policies and procedures to ensure that kids are protected when they are with Young Life staff and/or leaders as well as when kids are part of Young Life sponsored activities.

Our staff and leaders are committed to the adolescents of Santa Barbara. We are crazy about kids! We believe they are capable of amazing things and want to be a part of their journey, answering questions, providing direction, and sharing Christ along the way. We are also committed t safety.
 
1. Who are the leaders?
Leaders are adult volunteers and high school students who have a heart for young people. Volunteers can be any age: parent, teacher, and/or community member who have a heart to reach out to kids.
 
2. What are the qualifications to be a leader? 
Every leader goes through training and a final interview before placed on a team. Each leader is submitted to a background check through an outside company and must be approved by Young Life to be a driver. Each leader agrees to sign a leadership covenant,  the Young Life Statement of Faith, and should be a regular attender of a local church.
 
3. What is the adult supervision at Young Life and WyldLife events?
Besides our trained leaders, most clubs are hosted at a home, and the parents are there to host. Many times, other parents are present to help welcome, answer questions, and lend a hand with events.
 
4. Are parents allowed at events?
We invite parents to see what their child is a part of. Parents are welcomed to be present at events to meet leaders, staff, and understand what their child is attending. However, any adult that has not been cleared with a background check must be accompanied by an approved leader.
 

5. What are the qualifications to be a leader?
All full time Young Life staff are required to attend annual trainings provided by Young Life and in partnership with various seminaries across the country. These trainings include training in human resources, life of Christ, adolescent culture, theology, fundraising practices, and more. ​
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Young Life Santa Barbara | 123 W Padre St Ste 3 Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3960

Phone: 818-858-0679

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