Adult Leaders

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

Important Dates

November 29 and 30

Parent Meeting
Deccember 3 ** Mandatory

Retreat 1
December 8-9 ** Mandatory ($500 due)

February 3 ** Mandatory

Retreat 2
March 15-16 ** Mandatory ($1,500 due)

Sunday Meetings
January 7
January 21
February 25
March 3
March 24
April 14
April 21
May 5
June 2

Packing Day
May 11 ** Mandatory

Parent Meeting
May 19 **Mandatory

June 7 - 22
(subject to change based on flight schedule)

Unpacking day
June 30 ** Mandatory

Return Celebration
TBD ** Mandatory

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
    2493 W. Landau Lane
    South Jordan, UT 84095
  • 801-699-3462
  • info[at]