Kids' Safety...Our #1 Priority
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Safety


Keeping Kids Safe
 
Our staff and volunteer leaders know they are responsible for modeling lives of hope and integrity. Young Life's Human Resources Department has developed mission-wide​ policies and procedures to ensure that kids are protected when they are with Young Life staff and/or leaders as well as when kids are part of Young Life-sponsored activities.
 
We value the personal, as well physical nature, of safety for kids:

The personal nature of safety may involve difficult conversations that they may share about hard things at home or in their personal lives, their struggles with personal wellness, and their conflicts with parents or adults in the community.

The physical nature may involve bullying, including verbal and nonverbal incidents.

Staff, leaders, committee members, and others at Young Life Southeast Las Vegas make safety the top priority in our interaction with kids.

We follow all of Young Life's mission-wide policies and procedures to ensure that kids who participate in our activities are safe at all times.




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 Positive Impact
 
At a time when bullying between middle school, high school, and college students is a growing concern among parents and educators, Young Life seeks to have a positive impact in the communities of which we are a part.

 
Recent statistics show that nearly 30 percent of 11- to 15-year-olds in this country are involved in bullying, either as a victim or as a perpetrator.
 
Bullying can take different forms--physical, verbal, and nonverbal.  Nonverbal bullying is social exclusion where kids are ostracized and made to feel unacceptable. 
 
To help create an atmosphere of acceptance, Young Life models positive peer interaction at club in our skits, games, mixers, and hangout times.
We can establish the virtue in club of respect for all persons by not tolerating cutting humor. Thus, for high school and middle school students, Young Life can become a safe place for every kid.
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Young Life Practices
  
Safety for kids at all times, in all activities, is among Young Life Southeast Las Vegas' highest priorities. 

The following Young Life standard practices have been implemented for our staff and leaders to keep kids safe:

  • All Young Life staff and leaders go through a careful screening process that consists of an application, interview(s) and character references. Criminal background checks are currently completed on all paid staff and volunteers.
  • As part of the screening process, staff and volunteer leaders are given access to our Staff Resources Site to read Young Life's Faith and Conduct Policy.
  • The policy also includes Young Life's:

    • Statement of Faith
    • Mission Statement
    • Sexual Conduct Policy
    • Sexual Harassment Policy
    • Conflict Resolution Guideline

  • The Human Resources Department trains new Young Life field staff on maintaining appropriate boundaries in relationships with kids.
  • The Human Resources Department also trains area directors on how to
    screen and train their volunteer
    leaders.


For a complete list of Young Life's standard practices for kids' safety, visit: 

YoungLife.org.
Keeping Kids Safe at Camp
 
 
Young Life staff assigned to serve at the camps during the summer receive comprehensive training for their roles at camp.  Each camp has procedures and guidelines for visitors at camp.  We want you to know that safety is among our highest priorities in Young Life and that hundreds of thousands of campers have safely enjoyed the fun and excitement in camp activities.
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Below are some of the standard practices Young Life employs to take care of kids at camp:

  • All campers must submit a Health Form signed by their parent or guardian before arriving at camp.

  • Once at camp, no camper is allowed to leave the camp without written consent to leave from their parent or guardian. No one under the age of 21 can pick up a camper from camp.

  • All camps are staffed with at least one licensed medical professional. All of Young Life's camps — with the exception of two, are 30 minutes or less from a hospital.  Therefore, these two camps are staffed by two physicians and one emergency medical technician.

  • Any camper visiting the infirmary is accompanied by a Young Life staff person or volunteer leader for the entire duration of an examination.
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Young Life Southeast Las Vegas | 3243 E Warm Springs RdSuite 119 Las Vegas, NV 89120-3185

Phone: (702) 896-6500

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