Youth Service International, Inc. organizes and sponsors a variety of programs to assist others in the United States and around the world.
An important part of YSI’s mission is to help the young men who volunteer for its programs to develop a sense of solidarity with others who are less fortunate, and a willingness to respond to the call to service.
All who are part of YSI’s programs, whether those in need or the men who volunteer their time and talents, are encouraged to grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually through their experiences. The Christian orientation of all YSI programs is entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. To find out more about Opus Dei, visit www.opusdei.org.
YSI is dedicated to providing a safe educational environment for those who participate in its activities, especially all minors. It does not tolerate any sexual or physical abuse on the part of staff, volunteers, or participants, including behavior that is objectively intimidating, physically or verbally. Also, staff and volunteers do not provide any illegal substances to the students nor permit their use. Every adult staff or volunteer submits to a background check and commits to follow a set of behavioral guidelines (here). If you are aware of any abusive behavior please report it immediately to the Program Director. The Program Director, in conjunction with YSI’s Board, will promptly investigate and resolve any such complaints or reports. When necessary the Program Director will inform the Directors of the Prelature of Opus Dei.