North Side YoungLives

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Chicagoland YoungLives Girls, Babies, and Mentors at Summer Camp
In Young Life, we have the privilege of extending Jesus Christ’s love to kids as they are, where they are. For high school and middle school girls who are expecting or are raising a child on their own, that love takes the form of a program called YoungLives.

Treating each mom and her child or children with unconditional love and respect, YoungLives offers teen moms relief from the isolation and struggle of their daily lives and hope for the future. YoungLives mentors provide friendship, parenting advice, and help meeting the practical demands of raising a child. At YoungLives club and camp, moms get to socialize and have fun while their babies get the best possible care.

Northside YoungLives club is for any girls we meet at schools and in the North side neighborhoods. We meet one Saturday a month at Tabor Lutheran Church at the corner of Sunnyside and Drake.  At this time, most of the girls we are meeting live in the Albany Park neighborhood and attend Roosevelt HS.

Once a month we have the YOUNGLIVES BABY-WEARING DANCE CLUB, with lunch, lots of laughs, line dancing, and a Gospel message that relates to the girls and their place in life. We provide a baby-wearing wrap or carrier for each young mom, instructions and encouragement in baby-wearing, and welcome her to take her wrap or carrier home so that she can wear her baby regularly. We also provide childcare on club days for older children, or they can dance alongside their mommies. Also once a month, the Mentors and Advocates get together for snacks, prayer, and planning.
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We need your help!

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We are hearing the need from teachers and administration for YoungLives to expand to additional schools and neighborhoods across the city, including Wells, Marshall, Lane Tech, Lincoln Park, Schurz, and Uplift.  If you are interested in starting a new club at one of these (or other) schools, contact us for more info!​​​

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Address

Young Life Chicago Northside | 2958 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60618-8206

Phone: 773-609-4565

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