Youth Making a Difference (YMAD), a Utah non-profit organization, is preparing for service expeditions for the Fall of 2014 and the Spring 2015. YMAD is assembling a team of high school aged students (entering their Senior Year the fall of 2014) from the Salt Lake, Davis and Weber Counties to participate in expeditions to India. We have just added a Spring Program for Utah County as well (more information to come)! They will be trained in leadership skills, fundraising, community service and humanitarian work. Students will be participating in gathering educational and medical supplies, charitable donations, and other items. Participants will then travel to India to distribute the collected items and perform service-related tasks and interact with children at the various orphanages and government schools in India.
For questions regarding these expeditions please contact Eden Cowart.
The application and $25 non-refundable deposit should be presented or mailed to Youth Making a Difference. All applications will be reviewed by the Country Director and an interview will be scheduled. Applicants will be notified by mail of their acceptance to the program. Please download Instructions for the program you wish to apply, as well as the application. The instructions contain all the information specific to that program.
Use Application (Use for both Fall, Spring, and Utah County Programs)
DONT FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTIONS FOUND ABOVE!!
**It is very difficult to hand deliver applications to our new business address. Mailing or scanning and emailing your application is best. If you would like to hand deliver your application, please contact Eden Cowart, for the best way to do it.
Teens must raise $3700 to participate in the expedition. Because YMAD is a 501c(3) all the funds raised are tax deductible.
INCLUDES: Year long leadership training courses, flight, all transportation, evacuation insurance, lodging and meals.
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Passport ($100), Visa ($95), and Spending Money ($200).
***IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to recent changes in the India Visa Application, all minors are required to have BOTH Parents or Legal Guardian’s signatures, along with copies of both of their passports when applying for an Indian Visa. This is non-negotiable! You will need legal documentation to prove sole custody. You will also need to provide a Death Certificate for deceased parents. We want you to be aware of this situation now to avoid risking your ability to travel abroad.
Participants will be housed in facilities located on the project site. Local transportation will be used to get to and from these locations.
A series of leadership training courses will be held through out the year. Adult leaders will help in the leadership training of the teens in the 7 Values of Leadership, as well as information regarding the expedition.
Teens are expected to be at ALL the scheduled meetings throughout the year. If you miss more then three meetings you will no longer be permitted in the program. The dates with the (*) are meetings or retreats that are non negotiable; teens who can make these meetings will be selected over teens who cannot. Locations and times will vary.
Overnight Retreats are typically from 3 PM on a Friday to 3:00 PM Saturday. You must be able to attend the ENTIRE retreat to participate in the program.
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