June 14, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Philadelphia, PA

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

June 14, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Philadelphia, PA

Starting at

$299
Educate students as we join local efforts addressing food insecurities within local neighborhoods.

About Philadelphia

During a trip to Philadelphia, your group will serve with urban garden initiatives, help facilitate youth programming, and partner with several other social service organizations that are helping to fight against hunger. It is almost impossible to serve in this community without seeing the impact of hunger. Whether it’s planting and weeding at an urban garden, packing boxes at a food distribution center, or helping load or unload food deliveries to food pantries, you’ll be a part of feeding the city. In the evenings, explore Old Historic City and the Liberty Bell, visit Penn’s Landing walking along the shore of the Delaware River, run up the “Rocky Steps” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and spend time at a local community cookout. YouthWorks has partnered with this community since 2004.

Serving in Philadelphia

  • Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community.
  • Participate in a fully integrated service and learning experience where students not only assist with the needs of the community but also understand the causes and outcomes of food insecurity and food deserts that are facing the city of Philadelphia.
  • Learn about food sustainability and how it affects this community as well as your community back home.
  • Groups will need to plan and additional $10-$15 per vehicle for parking at Penn's Landing.

    Groups plan on additional parking costs downtown at some of the service partners.
  • The schedule in Philly is different from the "standard" YW schedule because of the integrated programming model. Monday morning is spent learning about food insecurity and touring the area surrounding Philadelphia Museum of Art. Monday afternoon and Tuesday are spent in urban gardens planting, weeding, and learning about urban farming. Wednesdays and Thursdays are spent with local organizations that help aid food insecure families like shelters, food banks, and youth development organizations.

Did you know?

One in five people in the Philadelphia area face hunger, making it a crisis for the community.

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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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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