Donors & YL Support


Our Vision and Your Support

We are committed to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. Young Life also aims to establish and maintain a presence at all high schools and middle schools in the local area, which for us includes the communities of Juanita, Cedarcrest Lake Washington, & Redmond.

Donors are vital to Young Life at the local area and regional levels.  Young Life areas are financially supported solely at the local level. Donors’ financial gifts account for all of an area's budget and part of a region's budget. Your donation helps areas hire and train staff and provide essential administrative support to the area. Your contributions also support operating expenses such as salaries and other ministry costs and can help send kids to Young Life camps.

Our full-time staff (Peder Brakke) and two part-time staff (Ryan Hinnebusch & Whitney Horton)... serve, support, and lead teams of volunteers leaders and committee members in each of our communities. We have have a part-time administrator to keep us organized and help us out with some areas that we are not gifted! We're lucky to have Leslie Yamaka helping us out a few days a week. Collectively as staff we have 34 years of experience serving on staff and/or as volunteer Young Life Leaders. We lead and serve a current team of 55 volunteer leaders in the Area. We are committed to Young Life, to our communities, to our leaders, to Jesus, and to kids.

Financial Support Opportunities in our Area:

We are responsible for raising our entire budget in the Northlake Area. There is no money cloud of support that covers us and a budget that includes three full-time staff & benefits... along with administrative, camping, program & training costs... is no small budget despite our frugality.

We have two major FUNdraisers each year that help to raise this budget and continue the work of Young Life in our Communities: our Fall Kick-Off / Banquet (October) and the Annual Golf Marathon at the Golf Course at Redmond Ridge (Second Monday in May). In addition we are continuing a Cornhole Tournament as a camp scholarship fundraiser (Sunday in June in Woodinville)

These three events are easy ways to step in and help out, yet the majority of our funding comes in small monthly amounts from members of this community on a monthly basis. Families, individuals, businesses. The best way to join us in support is to simply to join these folks and sign-on to donate to Young Life every month. You pay your bills monthly as do we. Monthly donations help to ensure the sustainability of Young Life in our community.  

What We Believe

We believe that in order to reach kids we must go where they go and enter their world. Every week in our local area, Young Life staff and volunteers can be found at school events and practices and at kids' favorite hangouts. In many cases, they are the only adult friends kids have in their lives. Our work could not be done without your support. We are grateful for your gift to Young Life. Thank you for all you do to help us reach generations of kids who desperately need to hear a message of hope.


Young Life Northlake | 16625 Redmond Way Ste MPMB #186 Redmond, WA 98052-4499

Phone: (425) 260-6674

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