About Youth for Life of Northeast Ohio

It is the mission of Youth for Life of Northeast Ohio to be a resource for pro-life youth groups in northeast Ohio to encourage, educate, motivate and equip them to join in the battle to build a culture of life! We want to help restore justice to the United States of America so it will once again stand as a great nation with liberty and justice, not just for some, but for all.

Youth for Life of Northeast Ohio (YFLNEO) began initially in 2004 out of an idea proposed by local Akron, Ohio area high school students. Serving as summer interns at the local Right to Life office, they wanted to do more as youth to end abortion and save lives. Under the guidance of leaders from Right to Life of Summit County (now known as Right to Life of Northeast Ohio), they launched leadership training workshops and good citizenship initiatives which would soon come to be known as the Pro Life Youth Congress, or PLYC.

Over the years, many pro-life youth groups started in schools across northeast Ohio under the umbrella of the PLYC. In 2012, the group had grown to the point where maintaining the PLYC as a membership organization became very difficult. With the guidance of the Students for Life of America organization, Right to Life of Northeast Ohio chose to re-format the youth program and develop a resource organization called Youth for Life of Northeast Ohio. The new format has less structure than a membership organization, and focuses instead on building up the individual pro-life groups at each school or church, yet keeping collaboration with their local Right to Life chapters and other pro-life youth groups through the programming and resources provided by YFLNEO.

We are proud and honored to help in starting, organizing, maintaining or rebuilding pro-life youth groups throughout northeast Ohio, and to help them become role models and leaders among their peers, family and friends.

The Lord answered me, “Say not, ‘I am too young.’

To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak.

Have no fear before them, because I am with you.”

– Jeremiah 1:7-8

The mission of Youth for Life of Northeast Ohio is to support student run, student led pro-life organizations in middle schools and high schools, youth groups, and youth organizations throughout northeast Ohio with resources to help develop responsible and active youth leaders who protect the sanctity of human life from conception through natural death.

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