Dates and Information
DATES for SUMMER 2021
June 27-July 2 (Sun-Fri) available
July 5-July 10 (Mon-Sat) 20 spots available
July 11-16 (Sun-Fri) Closed
RBM 2021 weeks are limited to 35 participants per week.
Washington D.C. weeks are recommended for youth completing grades 8-12.
Weeks begin on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm and conclude on Friday mornings at 9:30 am.
$400 per person overnight rate: All meals are included (Sunday dinner through Friday breakfast). If you wish to purchase your own lunch(es) when the schedule allows, you will receive a $5 per person per lunch credit.
$300 per person sleep-at-home rate: Local groups may elect to sleep at home. Participants will need to arrive at 8:00 am each morning. Cost includes lunch and dinner.
$100 per participant non-refundable deposit is due at registration.
Working to eliminate poverty in the United States demands addressing the root causes of economic injustice and promoting just social policies. Do current policies help families in need, or perpetuate the cycle of poverty? As followers of Jesus, how can we partner to help end poverty in the United States?
Your week in Washington D.C. includes serving in both direct and support ministries with several social service organizations and ministries. Groups also have the opportunity to visit with national faith leaders advocating for change. Youth learn the difference between charity and justice, discuss root causes of poverty and the systems that perpetuate poverty, and how we might advocate for change as people of faith.
All RBM 2021 weeks will include conversations about dismantling racism and access to affordable healthcare.
While in Washington D.C., your group will visit the National Museum of African-American History and Culture and participate in an evening reflection at the MLK Memorial. There will be some afternoon free time available during the week, but plan to stay an extra night to see the sights.
Although your group will travel daily by Metro (Metro fare is included in your cost), your group will need to be prepared for a lot of walking!
Washington D.C. Service Sites will be selected from the following partners:
- A Wider Circle
- Bread for the City
- Capital Area Food Bank
- Central Union Mission
- Charlie's Place
- DC Central Kitchen
- Epiphany Street Church
- Food and Friends
- Martha's Table
- So Other's Might Eat
- Thrive DC