This year, starting Sunday, July 28 through Saturday, August 3, we are heading to Philadelphia, PA where we will be partnering with an organization called, The Philadelphia Project.
Our students will have an opportunity to create and facilitate a small VBS for homeless children in Philly. Each day, after VBS, we will work alongside The Philadelphia Project in other capacities, i.e. service projects, and experiencing other discipleship opportunities.
Location: Philadelphia, PA, the city in our own backyard. An incredibly diverse city located between the bright lights of New York City and powerful politics of Washington D.C. Despite being a prominent city on the east coast, Philadelphia is home to a large homeless community as well as other poverty based issues.
The Team: This trip is open to all students. With that being said, we can only take 20 students, selected from both our Kennett and Jennersville campuses, on this trip. Our application process will help us determine which students are prepared to serve on this year’s missions team.
Accommodations: The team will be staying in a loft in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. Fishtown is an area of the city that is in the midst of transformation and will provide our students with an interesting glimpse into the tradeoffs of urban development.
Meals: Three meals a day will be provided for the students.
Ground Transportation: The team will be traveling in passenger vans.