Now your whole family can serve together to help those in need through FOCUS. FOCUS’ Youth Equipped to Serve (YES) program is now offering opportunities for people and families of all ages! These programs come to your town to help engage you, your family and your friends in heeding the call of Christ to serve the poor.
YES FAMILY DAYS
Hosting a YES Family Day is an exciting opportunity to bring your parish families together and expose them to the poverty that exists in their own community. Through guiding and engaging them in active service, families learn why and how to approach the poor and serve their needs. Setting the heart of family life upon a strong foundation of service will allow for the Kingdom of God to be a reality in parish life and in daily family life.
YES Family Days can take one of two forms – the first is a two day one night format where church youth and their families arrive Friday evening at the church with their parents for orientation, and participate in ministry activities on Saturday. The second option is to host a single day, where families would arrive at church at Saturday morning for orientation and then go straight into ministry activities until the end of the afternoon.
YES Family Days are open to families with children 11 years old through high school age. Children who participate should be accompanied by a parent.
YES COLLEGE DAYS
YES College Days are single days of service learning designed to expose college students to the reality of poverty and other issues that exist in their communities. Through participating in a day of engaging service projects that take students out and into the streets, hosting a YES College Day on your campus will share the message of love and solidarity with others, break down stereotypes, and provide a way for your community to serve Christ through serving others.
Bring YES to your town today — for more information, to see the list of upcoming trips or to register for a trip, visit: www.yesnorthamerica.org
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