West Virginia (Appalachia)
Nazareth Farm - Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transforms lives through a service-retreat experience. They are devoted to living out the Gospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service. They serve alongside their neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair. Also, they celebrate the richness of Appalachia and experience God by building relationships between our volunteers and the local community.
Centro Marista de Desarrollo - We will be hosted by the Marist Brothers at the Centro Marista de Desarrollo (Marist Development Center) in the Yucatan state of Mexico. There, we will assist local communities in building projects at the Development Center. There will also be opportunities for cultural immersion throughout the entire trip as well as an excursion to Chichen Itza, the famed cenotes, and a cave exploring adventure.
Young Neighbors in Action - Young Neighbors provides a solid, Catholic approach to service and justice that balances Scripture and Catholic social teaching, direct service, and a justice consciousness. It provides the experiences, skills, and learning needed to make change possible. They pair us with a community in need for the week, where we will serve.
Each year, YNIA releases a location list of participating dioceses to choose from. This trip changes to a different location each year. Typically, the locations we choose are within driving distance.