March Madness Fun

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I don’t know if there is a more exciting place to watch the NCAA tournament than at Buffalo Wild Wings. We were there when Georgia State University upset Baylor with a 3-point shot late in the 2nd half. An already injured coach was so excited he fell off of his chair. The place went crazy.

Join us for the 6th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration!

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The dinner is for Kansas City area students, parents and family members who are involved with Kansas City Urban Young Life. The purpose of the dinner is to celebrate another great year of Young Life in Kansas City. Come and hear about our heart for teenagers and what we’re doing to reach them. Students attending with their family are entered in a giveaway for a set of Dr. Dre Beats Headphones and a gift certificate for a family dinner. 

To learn more and to register, click here.

When:   Monday November 17, 2014 from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:   Colonial Presbyterian Church     9500 Wornall Rd.     Kansas City, MO 64114

Contact:   Leonard Davis     Kansas City Urban Young Life       ldavis@kc.younglife.org

Campaigners at CHS

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Campaigners at CHS

At Club we share the basic Gospel of Jesus Christ. We dive deeper into what it means to love and follow Jesus and to love their friends for His sake at something called Campaigners. They pray for their friends and schools and strategize how to most effectively reach their peers. This year, we’re having Campaigners at Center High School before school on Thursdays. All we do is provide donuts, orange juice, and the truth of Jesus Christ and at least 20 kids show up each week. This picture can’t portray how amazing it is watching God do His thing inside of a public school building.

Thanksgiving Celebration

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Thanksgiving Celebration

This year’s Thanksgiving Celebration was a huge success. There was great food, great energy from the crowd, and hearts were definitely touched. Our speaker, Carlos Walker, did a wonderful job telling his story and communicating how God’s love changed his life. It was a message full of hope that connected with everyone in the room. The winner of our raffle was Ruskin High School student Lanisha Kimbrel. She walked away with a laptop computer.

Holy Hip Hop

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Holy Hip Hop

In Young Life we value fun and adventure. So whenever we see an opportunity to make that happen for kids, we jump on it. On this adventure we took kids to a Gospel Rap concert. The concert featured three artists that are known by many across the country-Andy Mineo, KB, and Canon. They put on a great show. Our kids got to witness and join in with people who were absolutely going crazy for Jesus. Fun times!

Walk Through Wisdom

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Walk Through Wisdom

This fall, Leonard had the opportunity to hang out with the Center High School football team in a special way. Every Thursday after the team finished their walk through practice before Friday’s big game, Leonard got the chance to speak to the football team. This opportunity came as Leonard and the head football coach, Bryan DeLong, brainstormed on how to help the players to be more than great athletes but great men.

Ruskin Club

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Ruskin Club

This is the third year we’ve pursued kids at Ruskin High School. For the past two years we’ve had a combined club with Center and Ruskin students. This year Ruskin split from the group and began their own club that meets on Tuesdays after school inside of Ruskin. We’re excited about the favor we’ve had with the Ruskin administration and great potential that comes with having club inside of the school.

Day at the K

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Day at the K

Every fall we kick off the year with a trip to Kauffman Stadium to watch a Royals Game. We start off with a little tailgate action before the game. Then we climb into two buses and head to the stadium. We expect kids to hang out in the stands and socialize with each other or walk around and explore the stadium. This year we actually had some Royals fans that were really following the game.

Our Team

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Our Team

This year we are excited about the 13 new volunteers that joined us. Three of them are part of starting a new club at Southwest High School. One of the great things about our new team is its diversity. We definitely want our team and our ministry to reflect the Kingdom of God. Having leaders of different ages and ethnic backgrounds help to make that happen.

Fun at Crooked Creek

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Fun at Crooked Creek

This year’s camp trip was to Crooked Creek Ranch in the mountains of Colorado. The view of the landscape and the mountains alone were breath-taking. Our kids got to experience things like horseback riding, a mountain hike, ridge runners (go carts), a ropes course, a giant swing, and a zip line. On top of that there are a lot of other fun activities and experiences that Crooked Creek had to offer. For dinner one night the entire camp dressed up in black and white and enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner. The above picture was taken right before dinner that day. For some of our kids the highlight was mixing it up with 400 other kids. Each day the kids heard the Gospel. At the end of the week, four guys stood up in front of everyone and declared their commitment to Jesus.