June 16, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Columbia, MS

  • Middle School, Mixed Group, Youth Trip
  • Small Town
  • Any and All Kinds of Buses

June 16, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Columbia, MS

Starting at

$284
To serve marginalized populations and learn about the strengths and struggles of rural life.

About Columbia

Your group will get to experience the spirit of the Deep South through learning how one rural community in Mississippi is reinventing itself economically, socially and spiritually. In partnership with local churches, your group will serve children who need a safe place to go during the summer. You’ll also help existing organizations and vulnerable populations through painting, minor home repair projects and other service. Your group will also experience a taste of Mississippi during the evenings by hearing from local leaders, attending a church service and helping host a community cookout. YouthWorks has partnered with this community since 2018.

Serving in Columbia

  • Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community.
  • Serve through painting, cleaning, yard work or other simple work projects.
  • Plan and lead kids programming for children in the community, including Bible lessons, games, crafts and reading.
  • Because of the relational nature of service, students may remain at the same service sites through the week or switch between service partners.

Did you know?

Football Hall of Famer Walter Peyton was from Columbia.

Cost per Participant Includes

  • Pre- and Post-Trip Tools

  • Lodging

  • 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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