YCLS - Youth Challenged through Local Service is a short-term inner city mission for youth, in partnership with BridgeTown Ministries. This experience takes youth into some of the poorer areas of Portland serving people who have often been marginalized by society. Not only will we partner with bridgetown in Portland, we will also be traveling to Hayden, Idaho to stay at Anthem Friends and serve on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation with Living Water Ministries.
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Dates: June 17–June 30 in Portland, Oregon, Northern Idaho, and Youth Yearly Meeting at George Fox University, July 21–25, 2013.
The program cost is $650 to cover both the cost of the YCLS program and the week of Youth Yearly Meeting (all lodging and meals included). Application deadline is April 1, 2013.
There is also a need for two adult team leaders to volunteer during the week of YCLS. These leaders will work alongside BridgeTown ministries and the YCLS team members during this important week in Portland, Oregon.
This summer service experience in Portland and Northern Idaho is for all current high school students for the 2012–2013 school year.
If you have questions about being a leader or team member, please contact Rachelle Staley, associate superintendent of youth and young adults (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.476.9127) or Mark Almquist (email@example.com).
The 2013 YCLS planning team is: