Teen Spring Break Mission Trip

Alternative Spring Break

Brooklyn, NY

Join the Stowe Family YMCA as we participate in a Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) in Brooklyn, New York. This Alternative Spring Break trip will focus their work on learning about and serving the homeless population.

March 31 – April 7

Ages 13 – 18


What is Youth Service Opportunities Project?
YSOP engages youth, college students and adults in meaningful service experiences through an innovative program that combines an orientation to the issues, hands-on volunteer work and reflection. Using orientation and reflection to frame their service experiences, YSOP inspires our participants to broaden their perspectives and become engaged citizens.
YSOP programs begin with a detailed orientation, which includes a discussion about volunteering and the populations YSOP serves and helps students prepare for the day. We also emphasize measures to assure the safety of all participants. The group is divided into smaller teams with adult leaders, typically 5-10 people. Each day, the teams travel on foot or by public transportation to service agencies across the city who serve the needs of low income, homeless and hungry communities. YSOP carefully and regularly monitors all worksites to ensure that the sites are organized and safe, that YSOP volunteers are utilized efficiently, and that everyone is treated with respect.
What will the teens do?
Click here for a detailed schedule. They will spend the majority of their time in service projects but also have time to explore and have fun!
What is the trip fee and what does it include?
The fee includes transportation, lodging, service experience, lunches and dinners, supervision, and t-shirt.
Y Members – $460   Program Participants – $495
Who can I contact to learn more?
Please contact Des’Tri Martin with questions at dmartin@gastonymca.org or call 704.822.9622 today.