YES FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

A YES Day Trip is an experience of service designed by YES and facilitated by YES leaders for local students. Participants are exposed to and engaged with the poverty of their own community and given the training and resources to be consistent servant leaders.

Visit our website to read all about the YES Trip: https://yesnorthamerica.org/setting-up-a-trip/ 

Yes. Depending on the guidelines and situation of each city, we will plan on having hands-on service experiences. We may serve with an organization, create our own outreach project, or meet the needs of the poverty of your city with a hands-on project at your parish. 

Simply read the description of a YES Trip. Then, fill out the survey and once we receive your survey, we will reach out to you to set a date. Please reach out to set the date at least 2 months prior to when you’d like to have the Trip.

Visit our website: https://yesnorthamerica.org/setting-up-a-trip/

For a YES Trip, there will be a registration fee of $65 for each participant.  A donation of $65 a person will support the outreach efforts and make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the Trip.  This covers all trip costs, including food, transportation, Leader training, staff time to prepare the Trip, and travel expenses for Trip Leaders.  For financial assistance email yes@focusna.org. 

The YES leaders are experienced participants of our program who have been trained to lead YES Trips. They have gone through extensive youth ministry and leadership training, and are equipped to attend to the needs of the students, guide them with love, and to respond with care in any situation that may arise.  Leaders are generally young adults that are trained leaders and/or staff of the YES Program.