Mexico Service Project
June 30 – July 15, 2017
For High School Boys in the Midwest
An adventurous way to deepen your commitment of service to others.
The Mexico Service Project offers high school men the opportunity to live solidarity by serving the poor and less fortunate. Through a construction project that is both demanding and rewarding as well as teaching daily English and Catechism classes, volunteers will discover the great joy of sacrificing themselves for others. They will also benefit from the unique opportunity to interact with the local Mexican people, learning about their culture and way of life. Participants also have the opportunity to take advantage of spiritual activities such as confession, daily Mass, and regular times for prayer.
Participants will spend two weeks in Monterrey, Nuevo León located in northeastern Mexico. The days will be spent helping Ciudad de los Niños, a local school, through a combination of teaching classes and a construction project. In addition, participants will spend some time each day leading sports and other activities for the school children.
All participants will stay at El Molino, a conference center in Monterrey.
The Mexico Service Project is open primarily to high school boys who will be entering juniors and seniors in the Fall of 2017 and who are interested in deepening their commitment to service. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required.
The cost of the trip, $900, which covers all expenses of our stay in Mexico. This fee, however, does not cover the cost of the plane ticket. The price range will be $400-$600. YSI will coordinate air travel arrangements once acceptances are announced.
Application & Payment Information
Applications received before March 31, 2017 will be given priority. Acceptances will be announced by April 6, 2017. A $30 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. Full payment ($900) is due by May 1, 2017. Payments should be made online by clicking on the “Payment” tab. Once on the “Payment” page, please specify “Mexico Service Project” on the drop down menu for “Select Program.”
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