“What is Young Life? Young Life is an experience of fun, adventure, grace and truth.” 
Jim Rayburn, Founder of Young Life

Young Life has a presence in every high school and college in Hanover County (Atlee, Hanover, Lee Davis, Patrick Henery, Randolf-Macon College, and even at VCU).  We also have developed a specialized ministry, Capernaum, that serves kids with disabilities.  

The mission and purpose of Young Life in Hanover County is to help introduce high school and college students to Jesus in a fun, genuine, and attractive way.  Many students are not only introduced to Jesus through Young Life, but it is also a valuable tool that helps them grow in their faith!​

“Jesus is the strongest, grandest, most attractive personality ever to grace this earth, but a careless messenger with the wrong approach can reduce all this magnificence to a level of boredom.” 

Jim Rayburn, Founder of Young Life




Young Life leaders invest countless hours in kids by walking alongside them and taking the time to really know them in THEIR world.  Through these relationships with a leader or a friend who is already involved, kids are invited to experience good, clean, meaningful fun in a variety of ways. Our hope is that through club, campaigners and camp that kids would get a real glimpse of how attractive Jesus is!

To learn more about who leaders are and what we do at club, campaigners, and camp, please check out the information that is found under the “About” tab and learn more about Young Life.​

Hanover County Young Life is directed by two staff and over 25 volunteer leaders.

If you have any questions or would like any other information please do not hesitat to contact us using the contact info found above.

Hanover Young Life is operated and funded by the local community.  Check out this video to find out more about the ways that Young Life is making a difference and how you can be a part of change.




Young Life Hanover County | PO Box 1678 Mechanicsville, VA 23116-0003

Phone: 540-290-8003

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