I think it’s important to highlight instances of area directors that have been convicted of sex abuse with minors and molesting teen boys.
Does it make all of Young Life staff guilty of similar offenses? No and I’m not equating all staff with these few men that have been convicted. But I do want to point out the fact, that such abuses have occurred. Especially since they involve area directors.
Area Directors are paid full time staff. They are responsible for recruiting and training volunteer leaders. Usually run at least one Young Life club in their area. And are responsible for organinzing Young Life weekends and weeks at camp. Many times, area directors will be a camp director for 1-3 months of the summer.
All this to say, Young Life area directors affect a lot of people and are in constant contact with teens through club, weekends, weeks, and…