YouthWorks

Organization Type: 
Agency

Contact Information:
612.729.5444 x2
3530 E 28th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
United States of America
Booth Number: 
616
Primary Exhibit Hall Category: 
service
Vision: 
YouthWorks is a non-profit, multi-denominational youth missions organization that has been running short-term summer mission trips for teenagers since 1994. We are based in Minneapolis and have 80 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Post-college and college age staff are needed to lead these sites. Spend a summer living in a diverse community. Facilitate mission trips for 65 students and adults that come each week ready to serve. Experience life change.
Describe the types of ministry opportunities your agency will offer to Urbana 12 participants: 
YouthWorks offers several types of summer staff positions/internships. Although each team member shares many of the same job responsibilities, unique areas of leadership define each position. Full-time YouthWorks staff are working year-round to set up your mission site. All summer staff receive their community information and are trained at the beginning of the summer. For example, YouthWorks does not expect all Work Projects Coordinators to know how to teach home painting prior to being hired. All we ask is that you would be willing to learn. Staff work together to create a spiritually focused and servant-centered mission site. All staff participate in evening programming in a leadership capacity and interact with youth at every opportunity. Other responsibilities include building relationships with community members, coordinating one meal a day and having a weekly check-in time with your supervisor. Staff must be flexible, teachable and willing to grow in all areas.
Besides exhibiting at Urbana 12, we'll also be...: 
Come hear Eric Iverson and be part of the conversation on missions https://urbana.org/urbana-12/seminars/growing-in-understanding-of-missions December 28th at 3:30 in Meramec and 30th at 3:30 in Jefferson A-C http://goo.gl/maps/vZ5Ni As well for more information YouthWorks Gatherings- come get information from the booth
Term of service offered: 
two months to 1 year