Adult Leaders

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Youth Making a Difference program!

Summer 2025 Expedition

Application Deadline
September 8th

September 10

*Parent Meeting
September 15th **Mandatory

*First Retreat
September 27-28 ($500 due) **Mandatory

Sunday Meeting:
October 13

Sunday Meeting:
November 3rd

Sunday Meeting
November 17th

Sunday Meeting
December 8th ($1000 Due)

Sunday Meeting
January 12th Sunday Meeting ($1000 Due)

Second Retreat:
February 7-8 **Mandatory

February 22nd **Mandatory ($900 Due)

Sunday Meeting
March 9th

Sunday Meeting
March 23rd ($500 Due)

Sunday Meeting
April 27th

Packing Day
May 3rd **Mandatory

Parent Meeting
May 18 **Mandatory

Sunday Meeting
June 1

June 6-21 (Subject to change based on flight schedule)

*Unpacking Day
June 29

Return Celebration

Program Eligibility:

Adult participation is open to all individuals with a desire to mentor high school students. Adult leaders should work well under stress and feel competent travelling internationally.


Program Requirements:

Participants are required to fundraise $3900 to participate on the expedition.

  • Included in the program cost
    • Leadership Training Course and Program Supplies
    • Flights and in-Country Travel
    • Lodging and Meals in India
    • Evacuation Insurance
  • Additional cost to participants
    • Valid Passport
    • Indian Entry Visa
    • Personal Travel Supplies
    • Spending and Travel Money
  • Additional Expectations
    • Attend Leadership Training
    • Participate in two Overnight Retreats
    • Participate in two Workdays
    • Participate in two Parent Meetings
    • Adherence to the Code of Conduct

    Before Applying:

    • Take a Selfie! You will be required to upload a current picture of yourself.
    • Check your schedule! Look at the leadership training dates and mandatory retreats and workdays. We expect full participation.
    • Obtain a background check and upload documentation with your application,
      • Individuals can obtain a copy of their own criminal history by visiting the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI): 3888 West 5400 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84129
      • A valid form of ID must accompany the request.
      • There is a fee associated with this request.
    • You will be asked to pay an application fee and schedule an interview. We look forward to meeting you!

Say Hello

Questions? Want to help us? Drop us an email!
  • Youth Making a Difference
    2110 E 3070 S
    Millcreek, UT 84109
  • 801-865-5464
  • info[at]