One island.
371,000 young people.

Ireland has always been a country that values community and we want to provide places for our teenagers to feel welcome, encouraged, known and valued.

We recognise that life as a teenager is now more challenging than ever. Teenagers are bombarded with pressures from social media, they face serious mental health challenges, confusion around their identity, and drug and alcohol abuse is rife in youth culture. Perhaps more than ever, teenagers need to know about Jesus Christ and to also have an adult in their life who cares about them, and will walk with them through life’s joys and challenges. That is what we seek to do in Young Life.

We are convinced God loves and has great plans for young people in Ireland.

That's why Young Life Ireland staff and leaders go out to young people all over Ireland showing God's love, welcoming young people just as they are and helping them grow in character and leadership.

Since its beginnings in the USA in 1941, Young Life has been making a difference in the lives of young people around the world due to the invitation and support of adults who care. Young Life is present in over 100 countries​ reaching over 2 million young people with the inclusive and life-changing message of God's hope, peace, grace and love​ for them.

Our Mission is to introduce young people to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.

We accomplish

our mission by...

Pray for young people

Going where young people are and building relationships with them.

Earning the right to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Proving fun, adventurous, life-changing and skill-building experiences

Inviting kids to personally respond to the Good News and walking in friendship with them regardless of their response.

Working in community alongside like-minded adults (volunteer leaders, committee members, donors and staff).

Our Values

The Gospel

Living according to and communicating the whole gospel of Jesus Christ.


Welcoming those whom God calls to our mission — men and women of all ethnicities and abilities who are committed to the common purpose of introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.


Acting under the authority of Scripture and relying on the Holy Spirit to empower our ministry.


Collaborating with followers of Christ from various traditions and local churches worldwide.

All Young People

Reaching adolescents of every ability and all economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.


Encouraging our staff and volunteers in their personal and spiritual health so we may minister out of a consistent and growing relationship with Christ and His followers.


Observing the highest standards of stewardship of all the resources placed in our trust.

The Next Young Person

Developing innovative approaches to reach uncommitted, disinterested young people around the world​.


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Young Life Ireland is a trading name of Young Life, a company limited by guarantee. Company number: 638610. Charity number: 20206014. Registered in the Republic of Ireland. ​ Registered office: 388 North Circular Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, D07T2R1.