Champaign County Young Life

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.

Erin Watson


Erin is the director of Young Lives in Champaign County, our ministry to teen moms. She has been recognized for her work with YoungLives with awards such as Central Illinois Business Magazine's 40 under 40, the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation Local Hero Award, and more. She is a graduate of Florida State University, is married to her husband, Jason and has a son, Grayson.

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Carolyn Petersen


Carolyn has been involved with Young Life for many years. ​ Carolyn was introduced to Young Life by her daughter when she connected with a leader in high school and was excited about it. Carolyns love for this mission extends to wanting to help see it grow and prosper in Champaign County!


Mailing Address:

P.O Box 8291

Champaign, IL


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