For those of you who were able to make it last night, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING!! And, for those of you who weren’t able to make it, know that we are grateful for you and would still love to further invite you into the mission of Young Life in Plano. Last night, we got to celebrate the past 16 years of Young Life in Plano, share it’s history, and cast a vision for what the next 16 years could look like.
Young Life in Plano first originated with staff in the central cluster and then grew to the east and then to the west. Today, Young Life is currently in 5 high schools with 1 full time and 1 part-time staff person and WyldLife is in 1 middle school with 1 part time staff. I am the staff person on the West Side at Shepton, Jasper, and Plano West. Jose Padilla and Alyx Scarborough are our part-time staff folks running Young Life and WyldLife on the East side. Our hope, though, isn’t for Young Life to just remain where it is right now. Our hope is to reach more kids at every middle and high school campus across Plano. Our hope is to also specifically reach our middle and high school friends with disabilities through a ministry called Capernaum and our friends who are teen moms through Young Lives. We believe Young Life Plano has barely scratched the surface of what is to come.
With the funding to hire more staff, our NEXT STEPS would be:
Our immediate next steps would be to hire two full time staff: one for East Plano and one for West Plano.
After a year where we’ve doubled the number of kids that have gone to camp, consistently had kids attending Club, and had committed, amazing Young Life leaders and Committee, there is a very present need for more involvement in our mission. The students of Plano need to hear that Jesus is here to save them and that he sees them; that they aren’t just lost in the numbers of the 30,000 students that make up the city of Plano, but he knows them and calls them by name. We don’t want to miss the opportunity to share this good news with our middle and high school friends.
Will you join in mission with us? Will you be volunteer leader, or join our committee, or financially give? If you are interested, please email me at email@example.com and I would love to talk with you more about it.
We hope you have a GREAT week!
- Your Plano Young Life Staff