The Youth Life Learning Center is an outreach ministry of Bethel World Outreach Church.


In 2002, a group of local church and business leaders joined together to do something special for inner-city children in Nashville. Helping lead the way was Tim Johnson, an NFL all-pro defensive end and member of the Washington Redskins’s 1988 Super Bowl championship team. His close friend and teammate, Darrell Green, had established the first Youth Life Learning Center in 1993 as an after-school program for children in urban Washington, DC. The Nashville group, incorporated as Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee, Inc. in March 2001, began the process of renovating a 3,000 square-foot facility. With the help of Darrell Green, Youth Life Foundation, and in a partnership with Village West Property Management, the West Nashville Youth Life Learning Center opened its doors on January 7, 2002.

Equipping youth to shape our communities for the future of our nation.

Core Values
Leadership | Integrity | Faith | Excellence

The primary purpose of the Youth Life Learning Center (YLLC) is to empower students for life and to train up a generation of leaders who are excellent in word and deed.

We do this by providing children with these four basic building blocks: Provision, Nurturing, Education, and a Moral Compass. The overarching goal is to assist youth so they may become well-adjusted adults, able to contribute to society in a healthy manner.

It’s the fundamental belief that YLLC influences and helps parents raise a generation that will impact the dynamics of our nation. We prepare students to stand up for righteousness, overcome the challenges they face, and provide responsible leadership among their peers. YLLC enables and empowers students to see the tremendous possibility that resides within themselves and glean a sense of their ability to make a positive difference and contribute to society in a meaningful way. YLLC students are excellent leaders who can withstand pressure from their peers and overcome challenges within their community.


The Youth Life Center provides academic remediation and enrichment, homework assistance, character development, and biblical guidance for youth. There is also a focus on career development, service learning, and recreational opportunities for students. We strive towards excellence in all program areas and each component of the YLLC is equally important and contributes to the uniqueness of our program.

  • Tutoring (virtual and in-person)
  • College and career prep (virtual and in-person)
  • Character development (virtual and in-person)
  • Summer Camp

Contact Info

5348 Hickory Hollow Parkway
Antioch, TN 37013
Phone Number

Get involved

Becoming a Youth Life Learning Center volunteer can be a gratifying and memorable experience. Whether your skills are suited for reading, tutoring, or mentoring, chances are, our local centers need someone with your expertise. Additional opportunities for involvement include technical assistance, building maintenance, event organizing, and educational activity planning.

As a Youth Life Learning Center volunteer, you can take pride in participating in activities that interest you while expanding your knowledge of the Youth Life Learning Center, gaining leadership skills, and connecting with others in your community.

As Youth Life Learning Center is an outreach ministry of Bethel World Outreach Church, we consider it the utmost importance to reflect and live out the faith, vision, standards, and procedures expressed in our Volunteer Handbook and any modification to the handbook made by Bethel World Outreach leadership team.

Volunteer Application

Student Application

Support YLLC Financially