St. Mary’s High School Mission Group will travel to the heart of Central Appalachia, bringing our high school youth and adult chaperones to take on an Appalachia Service Project (ASP).
St. Mary’s annual high school mission trip will be June 21-27, 2020. We are once again working with ASP as our mission project partner. Good news, the youth will be about 8-hours away by van, but you must act quickly to be a part of this exciting, faith-strengthing, hands-on, and relationship-building experience.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Eligible Youth: Youth who meet the Pre-Trip Expections* and who are in grades 8-12 for the 2019-2020 school year are welcome and encouraged to join us.
Location: The Appalachia Service Project (“ASP”) location will be within an 8-hour drive. ASP is a Christian Ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia.
Vision: Appalachia Service Project’s vision is that substandard housing in Central Appalachia will be eradicated and that everyone who comes in contact with this ministry will be transformed.
Organization: Appalachia Service Project is an affiliate of the United Methodist Church with several locations throughout the Appalachia mountains.
Costs & Budgets: $425 (total) per youth. $100 deposit due by Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019; $325 final payment due by Friday, Feb. 22, 2020. Please Note: All Deposits and payments are non-refundable. St. Mary’s will pay the fees for adult chaperones.
Application Deadline: Registrations and deposits are due by November 17. We have to guarantee our numbers in early November with ASP.
PRE-TRIP YOUTH EXPECTATIONS
2 Mission Trip Meetings [Dates – January 29 and April 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm]
Attend 12 Sunday Youth Forums 10:15 – 11 am – from November to June
Rebuilding Together – April 25, 2020 (9 am – 4:00 pm) (minimum of 2 hours)
Attend a Child Misconduct Prevention Training mandatory for Youth AND Adults
Attend Worship services at least twice a month
Participants MUST be active participants in the St. Mary’s community.
ASP has a 2:5 ratio, so we are anticipating needing 12 adults for 30 youth
ASP requires that we do a background check on every adult in attendance
Rented vans with adult drivers plus a cargo van.
Contact Sue Cromer, St. Mary’s Youth Minister, at Sue.Cromer@StMarysArlington.org or 703-527-6800.