Hilton Head/Bluffton Young Life

Young Life is for all young people, wherever they live or whomever they are. We work with students from middle school to college and have specific ministries aimed at ensuring every kid feels a sense of belonging.

Does it matter?

4 out of 5

Young Life participants consider Young Life and it's 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.


Leading Young Life is a privilege and takes sacrifice. We have fun together, mentor teenagers, and get a front row seat to see God move. ​ Leaders can be adults with jobs, college students, and/or retired individuals. ​ Do you follow Jesus? ​ Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you love kids? ​

If the answer is yes, contact us!


YoungLives Mentors do the same things of Young Life Leaders specifically with pregnant and parenting teenagers. Feel called to support and share the Gospel with teen moms? ​

There are other ways to support the ministry of YoungLives. ​ You can also provide child care or meals during YoungLives​ events.

Contact us to get more information.


Young Life is made possible by the generosity of people like you. People support Young Life on a monthly or annual basis. ​ Young Life is a registered non-profit organization. ​ All gifts are tax deductible.


Each Young Life area has a committee. These are adults who believe and support the Young Life vision: to introduce Jesus to young people and help them grow in their faith. The committee will include adults from many different backgrounds, professions, denominations and parents who have a heart for adolescents.

Areas in which you can invest include the prayer team, leader care, networking, logistical support, fundraising, golf tournament team, and banquet team.

Contact us if you are interested.

Area Director

Aaron Kalms - Hilton Head Island

Aaron and his family moved to the Low Country in 2021 after spending 10 years serving with Young Life in Southern Germany. ​ They enjoy traveling and the sun after lots of time in the gray and cold!

Associate Area Director

Leigh Whitaker - Bluffton

Leigh is the Associate Area Director and primarily oversees ministry in Bluffton. Leigh met the Lord through Young Life in high school and has been on Young Life staff since 2010. She and her family have been in Bluffton since 2018. Leigh is wife to Brent and mom to Ada James. She loves having a front row seat to life changes through the ministry of Young Life!

Young Lives Coordinator

Chante Fennell - Hilton Head & Bluffton

Chante's heart is to carry out the mission of impacting teen moms and shaping generations. "Each interaction with a teen mom is an opportunity to either plant a seed, water a seed, and pray for the Lord to grow them."

Staff Associate

La'Talya Harris - May River and USCB

La’Talya (middle with red shirt) is a first year staff associate from North Augusta, SC. She became involved with Young Life at the college level in 2017 at Winthrop University; then was placed as a volunteer leader at South Pointe High School in 2018. La’Talya is the team leader at May River High School and is developing a Young Life presence on USCB’s Campus. She’s most excited to be apart of God’s redemptive plan for adolescents here in Hilton Head/Bluffton!


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