Explore ancient cultures.

Come face-to-face with immigration and the root causes.

Stand where justice and equality have been a struggle.

Play soccer in West Africa.

 Youth Venture placements

 

 

Beninhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/youth venture/Benin/10/BeninBeninJuly 8-21, 20242 weeks
Just Peace Pilgrimageshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/youth venture/United States/10/Just Peace PilgrimagesJust Peace PilgrimagesContact us to arrange8-10 days
South Koreahttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/youth venture/South Korea/10/South KoreaSouth KoreaJune 20 - July 1, 20242 weeks

 About Youth Venture

Youth Venture is a short-term service and learning program for individuals ages 15–22. For two to three weeks each summer, participants join teams of peers and leaders to actively explore and engage in God's work in the world. 

  • Gain a broader understanding and respect for other cultures and customs.
  • Learn from faith communities around the world.
  • Embrace the call to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.


Wishing your summer looked a little more global? Registering with Youth Venture is easy!

  1. Register before the deadline.
  2. Provide two references.
  3. Participate in a short conversation. 


You can select your top choices on the registration form, then we will contact you to talk about your top picks and match you with a team.

Depending on your location, you will stay with host families or in guest houses.

Participants are asked to raise funds to cover the cost of orientation, travel to the assignment, in-country travel, lodging and food.

Participants also are responsible for costs involving:

  • Health insurance
  • Any necessary immunizations
  • Passport
  • Travel to the departure city (international tours) or host location (domestic tours)

 

PDF poster—Youth Venture options for 2024

Solidarity Scholarship Fund

The Solidarity Fund was created to equalize opportunities and remove financial barriers for individuals who identify as BIPOC (including anyone from Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, and other People of Color communities) and are interested in participating in Youth Venture or Just Peace Pilgrimages through Mennonite Mission Network.

Eligibility

  • Ages 15+

  • Identifies as BIPOC (including anyone from Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, and other People of Color communities)

  • Identifies finances as a potential barrier to participating


For more information, see the Youth Venture placements for Benin, South Korea or a Just Peace Pilgrimage.


 

 

Frequently asked questions about Youth Venturehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/info/3227/Frequently asked questions about Youth VentureFrequently asked questions about Youth Venture

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