Young Life Australia recorded a year of solid development during 2015-16. Revenue increased 13 percent to $1.49 million supporting a growing number of programs at the community level.
Chairman of Young Life’s Board of Directors, Mark Stretton, says it is encouraging to see the growth of the organisation over the past 12 months.
“If it weren’t for the consistent and persistent effort made by volunteers who outnumber Young Life staff 10 to 1, we wouldn’t be able to host one of the biggest summer camps in Australia or support the many youth programs that are connecting with young people around the country.”
CEO Glyn Henman believes Young Life’s volunteer community contributes $4 million in time and energy each year.
“Thanks to young adults in their 20s and 30s with clear memories of what it feels like to be in high-school; and to the couples and families who contribute a sense of stability and acceptance, we are able to make a significant impact in the lives of young people.
“When I see our team members welcoming young people like brothers and sisters; having fun and sharing their enjoyment of life; and having serious, meaningful conversations, I am deeply grateful and I feel confident that Young Life’s relational focus is working to combat isolation among our youth.”
Information about Young Life’s income and expenditure during 2015-16 can be found in the Annual Report 2015-16.
Mark Stretton has been involved with Young Life for over 15 years and has served as Chairman of the Board for the last four.
Glyn Henman has served as CEO since 2001 and was NSW state director from 1997.