Mexico Service Project


July 14 – 29, 2018
For entering high school juniors and seniors

The Mexico Service Project

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 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.

The Program

Participants will spend two weeks in Monterrey, Nuevo León located in northeastern Mexico. The days will be spent constructing and improving homes for local families as well as 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.

Work Projects

Every day, participants will work with local families to construct and improve their homes. In addition, participants will work with Ciudad de los Niños to improve school facilities.

On weekends, participants will have a chance to go on cultural trips and hiking expeditions. The final weekend of the project will include a trip to Mexico City.

Accommodations

All participants will stay at El Molino, a conference center in Monterrey.  While in Mexico City, participants will stay at Torres Study Center.

Additional Information

For more information, contact Justin Reckart
jreckart@ysi.org
773-283-1099

Fundraising

The trip fee does not cover the cost of the materials for the work projects. Each participant is asked to organize a fundraising campaign to help cover the costs of the work projects. Program staff work with participants to help with fundraising efforts.

Application and Cost

  • Applications received by March 15, 2018 will be given priority.
  • Notification of acceptances will be mailed out beginning March 22, 2018.
  • The total cost of the trip is $975 (covers lodging, meals, and transportation while in Mexico). The cost does not cover airfare or pocket spending money.
  • For those accepted, balance of payment should be paid by June 15, 2018.