Washington DC: Poverty & Advocacy
Dates and Information
June 19-24: 50 spots currently available
June 26-July 1, 2022 : 50 spots currently available
July 3-8, 2022: 31 spots currently available
Weeks begin on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm and conclude on Friday mornings at 9:30 am
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?
Poverty and Advocacy weeks are centered around a justice-focused biblical curriculum. Youth serve 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.
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!
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Cost is $450 per participant and includes:
- All meals, Monday morning through Friday morning. (Heavy snack served on Sunday evening.)
- Lodging/showers in a local church.
- A dedicated Site-Coordinator and two extensively-trained young adult staff to facilitate your week.
- Fully planned service and educational experiences.
- Honorariums for speakers, costs for activities, entrance fees, donations to service partners.
- Public transportation throughout the week.
- A t-shirt and a lunch bag for each participant.
- Printed discussion guides for small groups.
- Online consultation with Reach Beyond Mission planning staff in the spring.
- Online training for your adult leaders two weeks prior to your trip.
Reach Beyond Mission is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit, funded by participant fees, grants, and donations.