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Welcome to Orange/Madison Young Life

In 1939, Jim Rayburn, a young youth leader and seminary student in Gainesville, Texas, was given a challenge. A local minister invited him to consider the neighborhood high school as his parish and develop ways of contacting kids who had no interest in church. Rayburn started a weekly club for kids. There was singing, a skit or two and a simple message about Jesus Christ. Since those humble beginnings Young Life clubs have grown to reach kids in all 50 states of the U.S. and on every continent. Young Life has accomplished this through a whole lot of prayer and a heavy dependence on the mission’s 68,385 volunteer leaders both inside the United States and around the world.  Today these volunteers are making an impact on 1,864,257 kids.

                Our ministry here in Orange began in 1993 when volunteers from the University of Virginia began interacting with students at Orange County High School.  In 2009 Orange / Madison Young Life was officially created as we hired our first-full time staff person independently of Charlottesville.  Since then our ministry has grown to impact over 340 kids through our weekly club meetings.  Through all this growth Orange / Madison Young Life has kept a steady focus on our mission - to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith.

2017 Golf Tournament
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Tony M. Hayes Construction LLC For being a premier sponsor for this year's Golf Tournament!  Kids in Orange / Madison will never be the same!​

Why 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.​
If you have any questions or would like any other information please do not hesitat to contact us using the contact info found above.
Orange / Madison Young Life is operated and funded by the local community. 
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