Surprise Young Life
14601 W. Port Royale Ln
Surprise, AZ 85379
Hours of OperationYoung Life- 7pm on Mondays
Younglives- 6pm on Tuesdays
Wyldlife- 7pm on Tuesdays
YL College- 8pm on Wednesdays
Capernaum- 6pm on Thursdays
We believe that all kids in Surprise and El Mirage should have a place to be themselves and belong. There are 5 different clubs that meet on different nights of the week, each reaching out to teens. Young Life is our high school club that meets on Monday nights. This is open to any high school student in our area, regardless of the school they attend. Friendships are made that unite our kids and community. The high schoolers are mentored by caring adults and college-aged leaders. The leaders enter into the world of high school by cheering the kids on at their games, grabbing coffee after school to talk about life and being with them through the tough days of adolescence. We also work with several group homes in Surprise to provide outreach to teen foster kids.
On Tuesday nights we have Wildlife for middle school kids attending any school in Surprise or El Mirage. They are mentored by college-aged students who enter into their lives, creating friendships. We have Young Life College at Ottawa University on Wednesday nights. College students from OUAZ and surrounding community colleges are mentored by awesome adults to develop their leadership skills. Many go on to mentor the younger kids in Young Life. The YL College students learn service, creating a positive culture and how to use their strength and gifts to better our community. These students are the next generation of leaders in Surprise.
Capernaum is our outreach to special needs teens and young adults. This club meets on Thursdays and the leaders create community and friendships between the kids. They laugh and feel like they are a part of something special.
Our newest group is Younglives for teen moms who have babies or are pregnant. They meet every Tuesday night. These girls are paired with adult women to mentor and encourage them. They find amazing community with one another and are able to receive a meal, free baby diapers and clothes and have a night to relax as our childcare team takes care of their babies for a couple of hours.
In all, we interact with over 200 kids a week. There is a place for every teenager in our area. The kids want to be seen and loved and Surprise Young Life is changing lives.