Help Plano Young Life grow!
North Texas Giving Day is almost here! Plano Young Life has set a goal to raise $90,000 to support our growing mission and we need your help! This year, you can schedule your donation in advance, so just click the button below to schedule your donation today!
What will $90,000 do?
- Bring on two full-time staff
- Start Young Life in Plano Senior High, Clark, Vines, and more middle schools
- Reach more kids
- Access more resources
- Help spread the name of Jesus across Plano
This year, Plano Young Life:
- DOUBLED the number of campers who got to experience summer camp at Frontier Ranch
- Hired two part-time staff for Young Life and Wyldlife on the East Side
- Witnessed over 30 students gave their lives to Jesus over the summer
Hello all! My name is Alyx Scarborough and I am the new Part-Time staff for Wyldlife in Plano. You may have seen me around the past 4 years as a volunteer leader for Wyldlife as well as East Plano Young Life and I am so excited to officially be a part of our staff team!
I grew up in Carrollton, TX with my parents and older sister and graduated from Hebron High School in 2014. After high school, I began attending Collin College and am now attending Texas Woman's University seeking a degree in child development. Growing up, my family and I attended church every week and we were very active in my church’s youth group. During this time, I had never heard of Young Life or had the opportunity to attend myself. However, that all changed in the fall of 2015 during my sophomore year of college when I was asked to volunteer for Wyldlife in East Plano. I walked in to the first club not knowing what it was or what to expect, all I was told was that the games we played were weird and crazy, but the kids loved them! It only took one club for me to fall in love with the mission and with the kids. Since then, Young Life and Wyldlife have been a major part of my life. I have enjoyed building relationships with my high school and middle school friends, as well as getting to lead with the most amazing group of people.
Looking back to when I first stepped into the club room, I couldn't imagine myself being on staff or even the amazing impact Young Life would have on my life and today I am so grateful. Over the past four years, I have had the opportunity to see Plano Young Life change the lives of middle and high school students, and mine as well. I look forward to the future of Plano Young Life, building more intentional relationships, and watching students come to know and love Jesus. Middle school and high school is such a busy and confusing time for kids. They will make many decisions that will have life long impacts. There is one decision that I hope to witness them make that is the most important, and that is to follow the Lord.
P.S.- This past weekend we got to have our first Wyldlife Club of the semester! I loved seeing kids that went to camp, kids that came last year and new faces all show up to Club on Saturday night. It was amazing to see these middle school kids sit and listen eagerly about who Jesus is. We meet on the following Saturdays at Plano Bible Chapel. All middle school kids are welcome- we'd love to see you there!
My name is Jose Padilla I am from Las Cruces, New Mexico. I have lived in Plano for 10 years with my wife, Debbie. We have two girls, Daijah and Delilah. I am a stay at home dad and I am on part-time staff with Plano Young Life, specifically Young Life on the East side.
I got involved with YL about 2 years ago through being involved in the student ministry at my church. The director of the student ministry was a YL guy and he introduced me to Plano YL. From my very first experience with Young Life, I gotta tell you: there was nothing like this where I grew up or I just never payed attention. Once I knew what YL was and how the ministry impacted the community, I was all in and wanted to help out how ever I could.
The best thing about YL is I get to seek out the kids who are running from God and running to what this world has to offer. When I was in middle school, I was one of those kids who ran. I know the pain that these kids carry and get to let them know they are not alone, that I was there once, and that I found where true joy is: in Christ. To be able to help kids change the way they think and see light out of the darkness of this world makes all the pain I went through as kid worth it. It is a privilege to be able to share with these kids that there is way more to life than what is in front of them, to share the gospel with them, and to share with them how God worked in my life. I know that He can change their life, too.
Wyldlife Camp 2019
This past year I got to go to Wyldlife camp at Camp Buckner. This was my second year going to WyldLife camp and it was just as amazing as my first time. I was able to take two campers who have never experienced camp in any form and they had their socks rocked. From the ropes course to the zip line to the food being served to them at their table, the kids loved every minute. With all the fun it was amazing to see these kids get serious about Jesus. We had kids who have been exposed to church and knew how to "play church" really have the gospel sink in. We got to see this look in their eyes that said, "I get it, I'm loved!" Camp was such an amazing time for me and for the kids. It really set these kids up with a desire for WyldLife this year they are excited to invite friends this fall and already planning on who they can bring to camp next summer!