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Mailing Address: PO Box 614, Elk River, MN 55330
Physical Address:
922 Main St., Elk River, MN 55330
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Great River Young Life serves middle and high school students as well as recent graduates in the ISD 728 area and surrounding communities. Our five ministries serve students from these communities:
Big Lake Otsego Rogers Zimmerman
Elk River Ramsey St. Michael
Great River Young life does outreach, mentoring, and programs for over 100 kids per week. ​ We benefit from four committed staff members, a team of high schoolers, and over thirty adult volunteer mentors, leaders, and buddies.
We're supported by a team of adult committee members who strategically plan, raise support, communicate with our community and donors, care for and encourage leaders, and coordinate events.

Does it matter?

4 out of 5

Young Life participants

consider Young Life and its leaders to be a significant influence on their faith.


of volunteer leaders and staff ​

with Young Life would overwhelmingly recommend their leadership experience to a friend.

Lane Crose



Shari Wormwood



Barbara Hinkle




"Young Life changed my son's life!"


"Young Life, in the words of kids is summed up in two expressions: Young Life is 'leaders who love me' and 'the best night of the week.' This happens through a community of Christ following adults and a team of high school aged kids, who serve and lead to 'be and share the Good News of Jesus Christ to middle and high schoolers.' The Gospel is revealed to kids through relationships with leaders trained to go into the world of kids and through welcoming and inviting programs and events infused with the Good News of Jesus Christ."

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