Stories

The Reason I Run
October 23, 2020
The Reason I Run By Tanya Lowry Running was not ever “my thing”. I had no reason to put myself to that effort. It was a necessary evil in pursuit of sport in school, or ...
A Race to Make a Difference
August 27, 2020
A Race to Make a Difference By Chris Walker I first heard about the Thanksgiving Day 5K for YoungLives last fall when my church announced they were sponsoring the race. I had never heard of Y...
Run Local. Support Local
August 20, 2020
Run Local. Support Local By Faye Meyer From the beginning, the Hamilton Thanksgiving 5k has been about two things: gathering with the community and giving back to local teen moms through the ...
The Virtual Power of Summer Camp
August 13, 2020
The Virtual Power of Summer Camp By Kamie Dixon Summer Camp!! It is the highlight of the summer for many teens, and YoungLives teen moms are no exception!YoungLives Summer Camp is touted as p...
Who Tells Your Story?
July 23, 2020
Who Tells Your Story? By Kamie Dixon Thanks to Disney Plus, I now have the soundtrack to Broadway’s Hamilton looping through my brain. On repeat these days is the song “Who Lives, Who Dies, W...
Running Through The Years
June 25, 2020
Running Through The Years By Faye Meyer Running and I have a long history. It started back in high school when I wanted to participate in team sports but never developed a knack for that eye-...
We’re in this together: The Hamilton Running Community
June 11, 2020
We’re in this together: The Hamilton Running Community By Kristin Kwiat In the midst of the coronavirus, we have all learned a new normal with social distancing, rationing toilet paper, makin...
You Were Made For This
May 21, 2020
You Were Made For This By Kristin Kwiat We were made for adventure. In June of 2010, my adventure began. My friend, Mindee Callahan, invited me to join her as a nursery leader at YoungLives c...
Love Zooms In
May 5, 2020
Love Zooms In By Kamie Dixon In YoungLives, we love embracing our sweet moms and their babies. Holding their precious kiddos and giving a mom an encouraging hug are some of the many perks of ...
Mentor to Mom
April 30, 2020
Mentor to Mom By Katie Powers It’s been about three months since we received a very special phone call. This phone call at 4 pm on a Friday afternoon was about a potential adoption placement....
Crash and Dash
April 23, 2020
Crash and Dash By Faye Meyer Greg & Lorraine Irwin have a long-running history with Highland Park. It seems to be the kind of place people have a hard time leaving. Greg’s memories of the...
Good Neighbors
April 16, 2020
Good Neighbors by Faye Meyer I’ve gotten to know Karen and Mike over the years. We live just a block apart and share a mutual love for the furry, four-legged type as well as our neighborhood....
5K to Mentoring
March 18, 2020
5K to Mentoring By Janie Woodward I remember hearing about Young Lives and wanting to be involved in supporting this awesome ministry. The easiest way seemed to be in participating in the Tha...