Young Lives

Young Lives is a non-denominational outreach ministry to teenagers who have babies or are pregnant while in high school.  We enter into the world of a specific group of adolescents who are so often left out and overlooked in hopes of being able to share the love of Jesus with them. There are teen moms across the Upper Cumberland who are desperate for love to walk into their cafeterias, their doctor’s appointments, their homes… their lives.  Young Lives is doing just that and changing not only one generation but two along the way.   

Currently we have Young Lives at Cookeville High School & Livingston Academy. We meet once a month outside of school at Stevens Street baptist Church where we eat dinner together, provide childcare so they can enjoy something for themselves, play silly games to allow them to really be the kids they are, then a leader they know gives a talk about Jesus that relates to their life & after that we ask questions & process through what they have heard together.

We come alongside to help them discover who they were created to be as we host luncheons during school, spend time on playgrounds with their sweet babies, enter into real conversations about motherhood and faith, and invite them to experience the laughter and adventure God intended for them to know.  God has an exciting plan for their future, and Young Lives is committed to making sure all of these girls discover that to be true.

For more information about Young Lives, please email

Young Life Upper Cumberlands | PO Box 1222 Cookeville, TN 38503-1222

Phone: (931) 526-3086

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