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Greensboro

CENTRALLY LOCATED IN NORTH CAROLINA'S PICTURESQUE HEARTLAND, GREENSBORO IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX. IT IS KNOWN AS "TOURNAMENT TOWN" BECAUSE OF IT'S MANY ATHLETIC VENUES - COURTS, FIELDS, STADIUMS, AND POOLS. IT IS ALSO HOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIAL RIGHTS MUSEUM.

 

GREENSBORO IS IN NEED OF HELP THOUGH. 1 OUT OF EVERY 5 PEOPLE LIVE BELOW THE NATIONAL POVERTY LINE. WITHIN THE GUILFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, 65 PERCENT OF STUDENTS LIVE IN POVERTY AND 48 PERCENT OF 3RD GRADERS READ BELOW THEIR GRADE LEVEL. 

July
16-21

50 spots remaining

How You Help!

During your time in Greensboro 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, working in a day shelter, volunteering at a kids camp, helping students with reading or helping to repair broken homes. Each day you will have opportunities to build relationships with those you are assisting as well as applying what you learn each night. 


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

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Need more spots than are available? Are we in your city and you want to commute?  Call us (615)-314-4543

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 50-60 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.