Teen Applications

Youth Making a Difference (YMAD), a Utah based non-profit organization, is preparing for another service expedition to India. YMAD is assembling a team of high school-aged students, from the greater Salt Lake City area to create an expedition to India.

 We are looking for teens who are self-generative, outgoing, and capable of making a difference. They will be trained in leadership skills, fundraising, and community services. Near the end of the program, students will travel to India to teach English in village elementary schools, distribute the collected items, perform service-related tasks, and interact with several orphanages and government schools in India.

As part of the YMAD experience, the participants will be traveling a great distance by various means of transportation. They may also have the opportunity to visit a few of India’s historical and cultural sites before returning home. A $25 non-refundable fee is associated with this application. 

All participants must raise $3,900 to participate in the expedition. Because YMAD is a 501(c)(3) organization, all the funds raised are tax deductible.

INCLUDES: Yearlong leadership training courses and supplies, flight, evacuation insurance, all transportation in India, lodging and meals.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:  Passport ($100), Visa ($200), spending money ($200) and personal travel supplies.

For more information please review our FAQ Page

Spring 2019

Our 3 Spring 2019 teams (based in SLC, Heber City, and Denver) are now full. Please check back in April for applications for our Spring 2020 Expeditions.


Fall 2019 (Greater Salt Lake Area)

We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2019 Expeditions.

Meeting and Retreat dates are as follows. The asterisk (*) indicates mandatory meetings.

  • Early Bird Application Deadline: Dec 31

  • Applications Due: Jan 26

  • Interviews: Jan 29-30

  • *Parent Meeting: Feb 24

  • *First Retreat: Mar 1-2 ($500 due)

  • Mar 17

  • Apr 7

  • May 5

  • *Workday: May 18, 9:00-3:00 ($1500 due)

  • June 9

  • June 23

  • July 14

  • Aug 4

  • *Second Retreat: Aug 9-10 ($1500 due)

  • Aug 25

  • Sep 15

  • Sep 29

  • Oct 13 ($400 due)

  • *Parent Meeting: Oct 27

  • *Packing Day: Nov 2, 9:00-noon

  • Nov 10

  • *EXPEDITION TO INDIA: Nov 15 - Dec 1

  • *Unpacking Day: Dec 7, 9:00-noon

  • Return Celebration: Jan 5 or 12

Please carefully review these dates, then click the box below for the link to our application on Active.com.