Peru Service Project 2022
For High School Boys
June 10, 2022 – June 25, 2022
An adventurous way to deepen your commitment of service to others.
Join the Perú Summer Service Project and you will have an ideal opportunity to live solidarity by serving those who are poor and less fortunate. You will do so with your friendship, your knowledge, and your hard work. At the same time, you will learn a great deal from the Peruvian people, their culture, and their way of life.
Application & Payment Information
Applications received before February 18, 2022 will be given priority. Notifications of acceptances will be mailed out beginning February 25, 2022. Please note that an interview is included in the application process.
A non-refundable deposit of $30 is due at the time of application. For those accepted, full payment is due by May 1, 2022. Deposit will apply toward the total cost.
Every day, participants will split their time by working on a construction project and teaching at the village school.
Work Projects: Construction projects aimed at helping the local villagers will be organized in the surrounding towns. Participants will spend 5-6 hours a day on these projects.
On weekends, participants will have a chance to go on cultural trips and hiking expeditions. The daily schedule will include Mass and times of prayer.
Teaching: If the occasion arises, will be paired up to team-teach English and Catechism to a group of young Peruvian children in the province of Yauyos.
Eligibility: The Summer Service Project is open primarily to entering high school juniors in the Fall of 2022 who are keen on deepening their commitment to service and who regularly attend activities of formation. Interested students should carefully follow the requirements of the application process. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required.
Accommodations: Our home will be a residence owned by the Instituto Rural de Valle Grande (www.irvg.org), an organization which promotes research and educational activities for agricultural workers in the province of Yauyos. The residence is located in the village of Llapai.
Program Cost: The program fee is currently $650. This fee will cover all expenses of our 2-week stay in Perú, but not the cost of the plane ticket. Based on past years, the plane ticket will be approximately $700. YSI will coordinate air travel arrangements once you are accepted to the program.
From participants of past YSI service projects:
“The happiness of the people we met, and their gratitude for our little time spent and work that we completed, had a profound effect on me. I think this experience will influence the way I live my life, [and] the choices that I make.”
“The trip itself was very well structured with a good balance of work, spiritual development and recreational activity which made the time pass all too quickly. It was by far the greatest trip I have ever experienced…”