June 7, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Chicago, IL

  • High School, Youth Trip
  • Large Urban
  • No Buses

June 7, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Chicago, IL

Starting at

$299
Continue to invest in long-standing relationships with people passionate about caring for their community.

About Chicago

In Chicago, most of our time is spent on the city’s south side and serving in the surrounding community. Your group will help to meet the needs of Chicago’s people by partnering with local ministries working with children, the elderly, and those experiencing homelessness. You may also have the opportunity to serve at a food pantry or urban garden and contribute to the work being done to eliminate food insecurity. In the evenings, learn from local friends about the community, experience a taste of downtown Chicago, and enjoy a community cookout. YouthWorks has partnered with this community since 1999.

Serving in Chicago

  • Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community.
  • During the week, students may serve at community gardens, with a food distribution center, in a children’s program or through interior painting projects for the elderly.

Quote

“On our final day in Chicago, my team worked in the first community garden planted in the city. I loved gardening alongside my team and hearing story after story from Cordia, who has so faithfully kept the project going. Not only has she expanded the garden from three city lots to seven, but she also made the first veteran’s meditation garden and has the wisdom and boldness far greater than anyone I’ve ever met. She’s someone who isn’t afraid to change the world as we know it and it’s so inspiring.”
—Judy, leader

Cost per Participant Includes

  • Pre- and Post-Trip Tools

  • Lodging

    Typically on the floor, in classrooms, on air mattresses. Open showers in an either public or private facility. Learn More

  • 14 Meals

  • Attentive Staff

  • Service Project Materials

  • Evening Activities

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We teenagers + We communities

Teenagers need to encounter Jesus outside their normal context to deepen their faith and broaden their perspectives. Plus, communities need to be valued—not as mere recipients but as partners who have stories worth sharing in.

When we bring the two together, incredible things happen.

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