Young Life

Young Life and the Christian Spiritual Formation program have formed a partnership to develop emotionally and spiritually healthy leaders who have a solid foundation to serve with the mission of Young Life.  Through this partnership, we invite students who have a heart to grow spiritually and pursue the lost. If you have any questions about this partnership, please contact Shawntel Shirkey by email at shawntel_shirkey@friends.edu or by phone at 316-295-5061.

Young Life Scholarship

For Friends University students participating in Young Life, there is a Young Life Scholarship. Recipients will be awarded $1,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable up to four years. To apply, fill out the Young Life scholarship application.

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Pathway to Profession

For students who want to pursue full-time employment with Young Life

Year 1

  • Volunteer Leader Training
  • Recruit other leaders
  • Volunteer in a Young Life Club
    • 8 hrs a week
  • Attend Summer Camp
  • Benefits
    • Apply for CSF Scholarship
    • Potential part-time job opportunity with Young Life

Year 2

  • Volunteer Leader Training
  • Regional Student Staff Program
  • Trained to lead a club
    • 8 hrs a week
  • Assigned to a mentor
  • Benefits
    • Continued CSF Scholarship
    • Potential tuition reimbursement

Year 3

  • Paid as Young Life team leader
    • 20 hrs a week
  • Run club
  • Lead volunteers
  • Raise personal support
  • Regional Student Staff Program
  • Benefits
    • Continued CSF Scholarship
    • Qualified for tuition reimbursement

Year 4

  • Train new team leader
  • Begin application for full-time Young Life Staff
  • Paid as Young Life team leader
    • 20 hrs a week
  • Run club
  • Lead volunteers
  • Raise personal support
  • Regional Student Staff Program
  • Benefits
    • Continued CSF Scholarship
    • Qualified for tuition reimbursement

Pathway to Volunteer

For students who want to pursue marketplace employment and learn missional leadership

Year 1

  • Volunteer Leader Training
  • Recruit other leaders
  • Volunteer in a Young Life Club
    • 8 hrs a week
  • Attend Summer Camp
  • Benefits
    • Apply for CSF Scholarship

 

Year 2

  • Volunteer Leader Training
  • Regional Student Staff Program
  • Trained to lead a club
    • 8 hrs a week
  • Assigned to a mentor
  • Benefits
    • Continued CSF Scholarship

 

Year 3

  • Volunteer Team Leader
  • Regional Student Program
  • Assigned to a mentor
  • Pursue internship with degree
  • Benefits
    • Continued CSF Scholarship

 

Year 4

  • Volunteer Team Leader
  • Regional Student Program
  • Assigned to a mentor
  • Pursue jobs in your field
  • Benefits
    • Continued CSF Scholarship

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