Presbyterian Youth Network of Cayuga-Syracuse Presbytery2018 Summer Mission, June 24 - 30, 2018

We Are Looking For a Female Trip Leader - inquiries

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Why are we encouraging our youth to join us in a local Mission in 2018? Syracuse hit the news in 2015 for a distinction no one wants: it had the highest concentration of African- and Hispanic- American poverty in the nation. The report also revealed that 31 percent of Syracuse residents lived below the federal poverty line, and one of every two children lived in poverty there. Equally important, Syracuse has welcomed more than 4,000 refugees since 2010, which has fueled the rate of poverty. Your work will make a real difference here through a variety of projects: painting, building wheelchair ramps, fixing sagging porches, etc.

Our Partners The area’s concentrated need has become a call to action. Leaders in government, education, building trades and the church are joining together to welcome you as you join their fight against poverty. Your hard work and kindness will be a real gift to them and people in need of your help. Your unselfish efforts to improve people’s homes and lives will be a living reminder of hope, respect, and God’s love and will not be forgotten.

What would we be doing? We will join 400+ from our the country. You will help with home repairs at no cost for elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged people who need your help. Work crews typically serve the same resident for the entire trip, creating an environment where meaningful relationships develop. Most projects are designed to be completed during the trip, allowing your group to experience the satisfaction of a job well done. You’ll serve the needs of others through projects like interior and exterior painting, building or repairing porches and wheelchair ramps, building or repairing steps, weatherization and other home repairs. No skills are needed!

Camillus, New York "Lake Onondaga Workcamp" In New York State’s famous Finger Lakes region, nearby Syracuse was once a center for the Erie Canal. Today, Syracuse is a city in contrast. On one hand, it is a modern and progressive city, home to industry and a famous college. On the other it is the 29th poorest city in the country, according to recent census data. Your group will stay in a huge, ultra-modern, air-conditioned school in a safe, residential and commercial neighborhood just outside the city. A variety of stores and restaurants are nearby, and the school has tons of private showers.

Who can participate? Youth able to go, Senior High (14 +)

Where are we doing this? Camillus, NY – Syracuse, NY                     

We have 13 available youth spots, you reserve your spot by paying a non-refundable $200

How much total? $ 414 per person. Non-refundable ($200) due April 4th, rest of balance ($200) due May 15, 2018


Make Checks Payable to Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse. Memo: Groupcamp

Mail all check to 97 E. Genesee St. Skaneateles NY 13021


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