Young Life is a mission at the heart of why we love what we do. MATS.org has several staff who serve Young Life through Mission Community, volunteering as leaders and hosting banquet tables. Several of us have even served on staff for numerous years. Young Life is in our DNA.
Recently, we were reminded of the impact YL has on sharing Christ to the kids in our community when we sponsored theArsenal Tech Young Life Banquet. As you can see in the pictures, leaders talked about moving experiences, and kids shared their stories.
Two big takeaways from the banquet are:
- For kids to have a chance at living a fruitful, happy life, they need at least one stable adult role model through their adolescence. The magic number is really seven adults, but kids with just one are considerably ahead of the curve compared to kids with no adult role models.
- Life as a kid has always been one of the most difficult seasons of a person’s life. That said, today’s kids are up against more complex pressures than previous generations. The correlation between the increasing complexity of social pressures for today’s kids and the increase in things like adolescent anxiety come as no surprise.
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