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

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 purpose of Young Life 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.

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.

 Ashcreek 5k 
Everyone can be involved!

Registration Now Open!
May 21st, 2016
Thank You to Everyone Who came out and enjoyed the race last May!  The event was made possible by you, our race volunteers and our Business Sponsors!

High School Rockbridge 
Summer Trip (July 22-27)

High School students will have the time of their lives while on this week away from the hecticness of their teenage lives.  
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Tucked in the midst of shanandoah mountains is an oasis built for high school kids. 
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The first 120 students from Hanover County (Atlee, Hanover, Lee Davis, & Patrick Henry High Schools) will  enjoy one of the highlights of the year for our Young Life program. They will join their leaders, and other students from across the country at Rockridge Alum Springs.  
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Click here​ for further information, a registration and instructions on how to sign up for this incredable week!
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Young Life Hanover | PO Box 6655 Ashland, VA 23005-6655

Phone: 540-290-8003

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