SETTING UP A YES TRIP
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.
Read through the YES Trip description below to decide if this experience works best for your community.
If it does, fill out the survey! We will contact you soon to set a date.
YES TRIP: On the ground with in-person Orientation and hands-on service
- To begin the planning process, gather a group of at least 5 high school and/or college students/young adults who would like to engage with the poverty of their community.
- Identify 2 of the participants above to serve as the parish or city Ambassadors who will serve as our contacts before, during, and after the Trip.
- College: 2 students with the support of their OCF
- Teen: 2 students and 1 Clergy or Youth Director
- Young Adult: 1 participant
- Fill out the survey below and enter the names and contact information for the 2 Ambassadors and the 3 additional participants.
- The Trip will take place on a Saturday from 10 am-4 pm. We will have a 2-hour Orientation to service and exposure to the poverty of your city, followed by 1-2 service opportunities that will be identified through a thorough needs assessment of your city. We will end the day with a debriefing session and discuss next steps.
- Depending on the service opportunities, we may do orientation Friday evening.
- The maximum number of participants will depend on city guidelines. We ask for a minimum number of 5 participants.
- Following the Day Trip, you will receive continued support and guidance from YES leaders and Staff.
- If you choose the option to “set up a service opportunity,” we will schedule a follow-up meeting with your Ambassadors a week after your Orientation.
- If you choose the option to create a long term plan for consistent service to your community, we will schedule follow up meetings with you:
- Four 30 minute weekly meetings after your Orientation, followed by monthly check-ins for the remainder of the year.