Mountain West Region

Move the MOUNTAINS Campaign:

Life to the full.

​ Introducing adolescents to Jesus and helping them grow in their faith


Who We Are

at a Glance


Young Life is started in the mountain west region

Young Life founder, Jim Rayburn, sent some Texas high school football players, Sam Adams and Pete Bennett, to Spokane. In 1948, Sam and Pete headed out to Central Valley HS to start Young Life along with Claudia Pickert, while Bobby Davis and Jim Hardee went to Deer Park HS. Also, pastors from Sunnyside and Yakima, who met Jim Rayburn, brought Young Life to the Yakima Valley in the '40s.


kids involved in club and campaigners

Each week, across the region, there are over 10,000 kids who are attending Young Life gatherings, from weekly clubs to campaigners bible studies.


kids and college students across our region

Whether it's in cities or towns, across multiple states, Young Life leaders are working with over 300,000 young people, right in their own neighborhoods.


Kids relationally impacted

Since 1941, Young Life leaders have walked with kids and earned the right to be heard in an exhausting and exciting world. In 2019, 38,000 kids were impacted relationally across the region.

You Were Made For This


Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.

Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.

Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.

Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.

Where To Find Us

Spokane & Eastern Washington

North Idaho


North Wyoming

Central Washington

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