Most frequent questions and answers

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

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A YES Trip or College Day experience has a schedule that is unique to each city and its needs. We start our day with a 2-hour Orientation to service and exposure to the poverty of the city, laying the foundation for our time together through interactive curriculum. Then, we plan for at least two service opportunities identified through a thorough needs assessment of the city. The first opportunity will be one of our various YES activities that’s designed to facilitate interaction with the people in the community. The second activity connects the group to a local ministry, as we hope this creates a connection for continued service with that organization. We end the day with a debriefing session of our day together and discuss the following steps to continue a life of service.

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 a YES College Day, there will be a registration fee of $25 for each participant.

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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.