Arizona & New Mexico Region

1130 E Missouri Ave Ste 404

Phoenix, AZ 85014-2724

(602) 997-1808

Who We Are

at a Glance


Young Life begins in the USA

In a town in Texas, at the request of his pastor, a young associate pastor named Jim Raybrun began showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus in ways and words they could understand and relate to.


Countries with Young Life staff and leaders

Today, Young Life is a global organization with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world. ​

Two million

young people reached by Young Life staff and leaders

Whether it's in cities or villages, towns or tower blocks, in countries on every continent, Young Life leaders are working with over two million young people, right in their own neighborhoods.



Since 1941, Young Life leaders have walked with kids and earned the right to be heard in an exhausting and exciting world. In 2018, 348,000 kids were involved every week all around the world.

Visit Lost Canyon as an Adult Guest!

Adults can have the time of their lives at Lost Canyon too! Come during a week of summer camp and experience Young Life first hand with other Adult Guests. Stay in the beautiful Lookout Lodge, eat meals with campers, see Young Life Club in action, and soak in the entire camp experience. Our Adult Guest Hosts are ready to make you feel at home and give you a behind the scenes look at all that goes into giving kids "the best week of their life!" Come and see the ministry that is happening with kids in your own community!


Lost Canyon's Lookout Lodge

- Houses 7 couples or 14 individuals

- Full week (6 nights-YL weeks, 5 nights-WL weeks) or 1/2 week option (3 nights-YL weeks, 2/3 nights-WL weeks)

- Guests must be 21 years of age or older

- Each room has a king-size bed that can be converted to 2 twin beds to accommodate the needs of couples or individual guests

- Contact your area director to sign up or email us for details


Summer Camps and Weekend Camps

Interested in a weekend or summer camp trip for your student? Camp is a great way to connect with friends and leaders, and to have time to process the message of God's amazing love. Contact your area director or Young Life leader for details!


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.

The involvement of people like you is vital to healthy, sustainable, quality youth work in your area and across our nations.
Contact us via the buttons below to find out about getting involved.

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