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Director

Jennifer Muscenti

jmuscenti@campuslifecleveland.org

Campus Life ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools. Like every ministry of YFC, Campus Life seeks to engage these young people wherever they are found and create lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Campus Life encourages a balanced life-mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.

Relationships:
We personally engage students with the wisdom and guidance of a caring adult.  Whether through cheering them on at their athletic or extra-curricular events, chatting over smoothies, or celebrating their birthday, we endeavor to be present as students navigate the highs, lows, and the in-between of adolescence.

Meetings:
In each of the schools we serve, we support student leaders as they run on-campus Christian Fellowship clubs.  These meetings provide the chance for students to build community with one another as they are drawn together by a common faith and purpose.

Trips & Events:
In each of the schools we serve, we support student leaders as they run on-campus Christian Fellowship clubs.  These meetings provide the chance for students to build community with one another as they are drawn together by a common faith and purpose.

OUR HISTORY

Campus Life is a program that has served students ages 11-19 in Cleveland and throughout the United States since 1965. Currently, Campus Life has over 1,000 sites located throughout 40 states.

In 2014, Cleveland Campus Life launched the Campus Life Private Schools (CLPS) program to serve students in independent schools in the Greater Cleveland area.  As of 2021, CLPS has served students from the following schools: Hathaway Brown School, Laurel School, Hawken School, University School, Western Reserve Academy, and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.

CLPS partners with FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities & Schools), an organization based out of New Canaan, CT  that has served independent school students since 1961.  FOCUS has Area Ministry offices in eleven locations including Boston, New England Boarding Schools, Philadelphia, Fairfield/Westchester, New Jersey, New York City, Greater Washington Area, Baltimore, Richmond & Central Virginia, Raleigh, and San Francisco.

For a full list of schools served along with more info, visit infocus.org.

Jen Muscenti

Campus Life - Private Schools Director

Jen grew up on the east side of Cleveland. She attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights from 9th-12th grade. Jen went on to complete a Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in Organizational Leadership from Cedarville University. Upon graduation, Jen spent six years working in downtown Cleveland at the Sherwin-Williams Corporate Headquarters in an HR capacity. In 2014, Jen joined Greater Cleveland Youth For Christ to launch the Campus Life Private Schools program. It is her joy to serve students from the community that she too was fostered by during life’s most formative years.

Haley Gaines

Campus Life Private Schools Field Staff

Haley grew up in Streetsboro, OH and attended Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy from 7th-12th grade. She then graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development, followed by a master’s degree in Sport Administration. She has spent her professional career working for the Cleveland Browns and Bank of America, before leaving to join the YFC staff in June of 2021. Haley is most passionate about building deep relationships with students and loves being around and getting to know people!

Michael Skizenta

Campus Life Private Schools Field Staff

A native to Cleveland, Michael attended Hiram College where he played football. He graduated in 2018 with a B.A. in Communications and proceeded to pursue an M.A. in Theological Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Michael has spent the last several years serving in youth ministry roles with both middle and high school students. Michael’s energy, enthusiasm, and relational abilities make him a great addition to the Campus Life Private Schools team.

Campus Life Private Schools Team