Memphis

LOCATED ON THE BANKS OF THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER, MEMPHIS IS A BLUE COLLAR TOWN FILLED WITH SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AND IT'S OWN PERSONALITY. IT IS HOME TO THE BLUES, ELVIS, THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, FEDEX, THE NBA'S GRIZZLIES, AND SOME OF THE BEST BBQ YOU CAN FIND.

MEMPHIS IS NOT WITHOUT IT'S PROBLEMS THOUGH. IT RANKS IN THE TOP FIVE NATIONALLY IN OVERALL POVERTY WITH A QUARTER OF IT'S CITIZENS LIVING UNDER THE POVERTY LINE AND IS SECOND IN CHILDHOOD POVERTY AT 35 PERCENT. THE POVERTY RATE ALSO AFFECTS EDUCATION WHERE MEMPHIS IS LOWEST IN THE STATE WITH A 77 PERCENT GRADUATION RATE

June
25-30

80 spots
remaining

How You Help!

During your time in Memphis you will be partnering with local organizations who are working to alleviate poverty in its many forms among the the homeless, the poor, and children. Projects might include preparing and serving food for the homeless, running a children's camp, helping students with reading, or working at a local food agency.


Since For You Ministries believes in working hand in hand with those in need, we do our best to put you on worksite where you work directly with those in need. 

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FAQ's

How much does a mission week cost?

The total cost of a mission week is $375 per person. A $50 non refundable deposit per person is due within 14 days of your registration. 50% percent of your remaining balance is due by March 31. The final 100% of your balance is due May 15.

Who can come on a mission week?

Students who are age 14 or older at the time of the event.

Where will we be staying?

Groups will stay in classrooms or a gymnasium at a local church or school. You may need to bring your own air mattress or cot to sleep on if beds are not available.

What is the adult to student ratio?

Are background checks required?

1 adult leader for every 7 students of the same gender.

Yes, Each church group will need to conduct a national (multi-site) criminal background check and sex offender registry check on any participant (adults or students) that is 18 years and older. Church groups will then provide For You Ministries with written confirmation that every participant 18 and older has been approved to work with youth and children, and will provide written confirmation that all participants (youth and adults) are deemed safe. For You Ministries also does a background check on all it's volunteers and staff.

Will showers be available?

Yes, showers will either be available onsite in the building or onsite in a shower trailer or truck.

Will we be serving at one site or multiple sites during the week?

It is our desire for you to experience many examples of ministry during the week. However, we seek to meet the needs of our community partners and their ministries. Some of our organizations prefer the same volunteers to come back each day.

Do we need to provide transportation?

Yes, you will need to have a way to transport your group to and from their worksite each day. Keep in mind that if you have a larger group, you will have groups at multiple sites that might be 30-45 minutes apart. We suggest having 12-15 passengers vans.

Will we be working with other groups?

You will most likely be attending a trip with 3-5 other youth groups. All groups will share sleeping quarters and we will have meals and worship together as a large group. Many of our mission site locations can accommodate for 50-70 volunteers each week. For work projects, it is possible that multiple groups are on the same site but unlikely.

When will we know what sites we will be working on?

We will let you know within two weeks, at the latest, of your trip which organizations you will be working with.

Who will lead worship?

Our worship leaders and speakers for each week are paid professionals who are use to leading youth. Our staff also help facilitate our evening sessions.

What are family groups?

Family groups are a combination of students and adults from the churches who are attending. Each group is lead by a For You Ministries staff member. During your family group we dive further into the realities of poverty, learn more about what families have to go through, and seek to come up with new solutions to problems in our communities while discussing what we learned on our sites each day.

When is the deadline to register?

The registration deadline is March 31, but is on a first come first serve basis. We keep the number of spots available up to date so you will know if a location is full.