How can you help the Wichita Public School Area? ​

Pizza.​ We provide meals at almost any gathering with students! Whether it’s a pizza lunch at East High or a student leader meal at Southeast or Club at South, we’d love to have you come and see and bring the meal! Contact Leslie Bounous​ for more details.

Leaders.​ If you or you know of someone who has a heart for Wichita Public Schools, there are a variety of ways we can connect you to students or if you know of a teacher who would love to partner with YL, connect with Leslie Bounous.

Camp Scholarships.​ Students work hard to raise money, but it isn’t possible without camp scholarships. We are always looking for financial partners to help scholarship students. Click on the Give button to make a donation or contact Leslie​ or Michelle​ for more information. ​

Who We Are

at a Glance


Young Life begins in the USA

In a town in Texas, at the request of his pastor, a young associate pastor named Jim Raybrun began showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus in ways and words they could understand and relate to.


Countries with Young Life staff and leaders

Today, Young Life is a global organization with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world. ​

Two million

young people reached by Young Life staff and leaders

Whether it's in cities or villages, towns or tower blocks, in countries on every continent, Young Life leaders are working with over two million young people, right in their own neighborhoods.



Since 1941, Young Life leaders have walked with kids and earned the right to be heard in an exhausting and exciting world. In 2018, 348,000 kids were involved every week all around the world.

Leslie Bounous

USD 259 Area CO-Director

Michelle Howard


Sarah Covarrubias

Team lead @ southeast high school

Lydia Villalobos /Aaron Haselwood

Team lead @ south high school

Ericka Schellenburg/ Zane Graham

student staff @ Robinson Middle Scool

Anne Young


Terry Coltrain

Mission staff

Wichita Public Schools Young Life

3700 E Douglas Ave

Suite 12

Wichita, Ks 67208

You Were Made for this

Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.

Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.

Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.

Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.

The involvement of people like you is vital to healthy, sustainable, quality youth work in your area and across our nations.
Contact us via the buttons below to find out about getting involved.

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