Youth Making a Difference (YMAD), a Utah non-profit organization, is preparing for service expeditions in the Spring of 2017. YMAD is assembling a team of high school aged students (Currently Sophmores or Juniors) from the Wasatch Front, as well as the Denver area, to participate in expeditions to India. 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
Teens must raise $3900 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), Spending Money ($200) and personal travel supplies.
Applications for the Spring 2017 are NOW available for our Denver Program! Once you fill out this portion of the application, we will contact you to schedule your interview and submit the remaining documents we will require. Please note that you will need a medical release from your doctor in order to apply.
The deadline for the Denver application is September 1st All complete applications received by that date will be considered. Legal documents, a photo of applicant, and $25 non refundable check will be due at the time of the interview. Interview dates will vary depending on location.
You will need a GMAIL account to use the google doc forms below, they are free.
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.
Meetings are held in different locations in the Salt Lake Valley (and now Denver). 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.
You raise $3900 to participate in our expeditions, how is that money specifically being used?
$2400 is the hard cost of the trip itself, airfare, food, transportation, and housing.
$500 is the cost of the leadership training program, this is what sets us apart from other humanitarian expeditions.
$1000 is goes towards our Change a Life program, which funds two all girls facilities in rural villages in India.