Pro-life Opportunities for Youth

Pro-abortion advocates are targeting our youth with misinformation left and right. Here at Right to Life of North Central Indiana, we are doing everything we can to combat the lies prevalent in our media and culture by sharing the truth with the next generation, and encouraging them to take a stand.

We have a number of programs designed to educate, equip, and empower youth to stand against the efforts to devalue human life. These include:

High school and college-age young adults are invited to participate in our annual Life Guardians Training. They hear from influential pro-life speakers, participate in a workshop session where they learn to intelligently discuss and defend their beliefs, and build community with other young people who share their values. The attendance more than doubled between our first and second trainings. Our next Life Guardians Training is coming up in February 2025 – stay tuned for more information!

Pro-life students training

 

Each year, Right to Life of NCI financially assists a number of high school and college students from the region in attending the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. and Indiana March for Life in Indianapolis.

Right to Life of NCI has maintained a close partnership with Grace College in Winona Lake, IN for many years. We help build connections between Grace students and pro-life speakers. In September 2023, we partnered with Grace College’s Students for Life group to bring Mike and Lisa Davis of Deeper Still Northern Indiana as guest speakers to share their story and mission with students. In January 2024, we partnered with Grace’s chapel team to bring Brooke Martin, EMMY-winning anchor and reporter, to the student chapel stage.

Pro-life students March for Life

The Pro-Life Leadership Academy is a brand new program designed to take dedicated high school and college-age young adults (ages 16-24) to the next level in their commitment to pro-life leadership through monthly Zoom calls, assigned readings, and the opportunity to hear from guest speakers who play an important role in the life movement. Contact info@nci4life.org if you are interested in this opportunity.

Right to Life of NCI offers opportunities for passionate students in the region to start pro-life student groups at their high school or college. We provide numerous resources (like our *NEW* Pro-life Student Resource Page) and financial assistance to help these groups get up and running. We are also available to meet with students individually to help them craft action plans, brainstorm event ideas, etc. We also enjoy connecting with already-established groups to provide them with more resources, ideas, and support. In the past year, Right to Life of NCI has already helped establish new student groups at Lakeland Christian Academy and Warsaw High School, and has supported existing groups at Grace College, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Columbia City High School.

Pro-life students Life Chain

  • Banquet Involvement

We strongly encourage young people to be a part of one, or multiple, of our Legacy of Life banquets throughout the year. We offer discounted student tickets in an effort to encourage students to attend, as well as provide volunteer opportunities for set-up and tear-down to involve students in the behind-the-scenes work that goes into hosting large community events.

  • NEW: Youth Group Presentations

One of our more recent additions to the RTL team, Liz Swain, is also a student at Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. Liz has a 20-25 minute presentation that she is eager to share with middle school, high school, or college students in the region. The presentation includes an overview of abortion and the pro-life movement, a brief guide for defending one’s stance against opposition, and encouragement to get involved as a young person. Through these speaking engagements, Liz has been able to reach dozens of students so far and make connections with individuals who are excited to bring the message of life into their schools and communities.

Pro-life Student Training

Our presentation has already reached students at:

First Christian Church – Warsaw, IN
Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Warsaw, IN
St. Michael Catholic Church – Plymouth, IN
Christ’s Covenant Church – Winona Lake, IN

If you are interested in bringing Liz to your church’s youth group or other youth assembly, you can contact her directly at lswain@nci4life.org, or call our office: 574. 306.7406 to schedule a meeting.

“What an awesome opportunity it was for our students to hear a biblically sound presentation about the value of life, and the challenges facing the pro-life movement. Liz presented a simple series of biblical truths that led to the logical conclusion that a life begins at conception and as followers of Christ we must stand and protect those who cannot protect themselves. Many students have not fully developed their belief about abortion and I believe that every student ministry should address this important topic with their students, and partnering with Right To Life is an amazing option!”

– Bob Jones, Student Minister at First Christian Church

“Liz’s presentation allowed the students to see how their faith is a foundation in being pro-life. The students also were able to reflect on responses to common arguments that they hear or see in their everyday life and on social media and learned ways to respond with truth and love. I think it was a wonderful opportunity for the students!”

– Tara Clark, Youth Leader at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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