The Urban Young Life program at North Dallas High School provides opportunities to expose students to Christ’s mission and to bring them closer through a structured Young Life program that builds around community, relationships, and shared experiences.
Allen Dickason, a longtime volunteer at North Dallas High School, volunteers because “it is a chance to positively impact the lives of young people, many of whom lack positive role models and adults who have Christ in their lives. He goes on to say that “it starts with just being at meetings consistently and then builds as confidence from the student’s standpoint grows. As a volunteer, you need to have faith to believe that you are making a difference, even when it is not obvious. With time, the students do open up and begin to trust.”
Church of the Incarnation and Young Life leaders oversee the weekly club meetings during the school year. They assist with outside activities for the club approximately once a month. They serve as advisors for the club on fundraising activities that provide funding for club members to attend YL summer camp. In addition, volunteers are needed to work with club members on an individual basis and to provide support for small groups during school days.
Volunteers help with club meetings at least once a month during the school year by serving food, playing games, and just hanging out with the kids. In addition, volunteers are needed during the summer to assist with a weekly Bible study held at the Church of the Incarnation.
Attend club meetings (minimum of once per month with each meeting lasting about 1.5 hours)
Participate in after school activities (once per month for 3 hours)
Mentor a student (once per week for 1.5 hours)
Lead a Bible study during club meetings (15-20 minutes with the same prep time prior to the meeting)
Participate with students who have committed their lives to be closer to Christ (once per week for a 1.5 hours)
Work side by side with students on fundraising activities or service projects (typically 4 hours)
Contact the Outreach office (email) if you would like to get involved or have questions about this ministry.