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Young Life Riverside celebrates 70 years of impact

Christian campus organization celebrates 70 years of provided welcoming connections for students in Riverside.

Young Life Riverside, a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to providing middle and high school students with opportunities for friendship and support, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in Riverside this year.

Young Life provides mentorship, skill-building experiences, and a platform for young people to learn, from a Christian perspective, the importance of accepting and being themselves. Young Life Riverside has served students in high schools across Riverside since 1954, including former Mayor of Riverside Rusty Bailey

“When I was a kid, Young Life provided an opportunity to get out of the house and join other kids who were searching for belonging. As the Mayor of my hometown, I appreciated Young Life continuing to reach out to those same kids in need and continuing a tradition in Riverside that began with Nobie Hill and others like him,” said Bailey. “Mentoring of young people is of utmost necessity today when schools and students often find themselves fenced off and isolated or unable to connect with a caring adult.”

“We are honored to be a part of this work that sees the importance of each student knowing that they are loved,” said Caleb Vera, Young Life’s Area Director for Riverside.

On April 11 at 6:00 p.m., Young Life Riverside is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a Family Reunion Banquet at the Grove Community Church, celebrating seven decades of providing fun, adventurous, life-changing, and skill-building experiences to the youth of Riverside. For more information call or text: (951)201-8149 or email