HOPE Youth Corps has reached a milestone! The first participants from 20 years ago are now sending their own children to HYC.
Steve Burns was on the 1997 Moscow HYC. His daughter has now just signed up for her first HYC. She is Philadelphia bound.
It is always so encouraging to see young men grow in their compassion and service. Gary Torres from Los Angeles went on two HOPE Youth Corps last year. He served in Croatia in July, and the Philippines in December. Watch this short video, in which he shares his convictions about service...
Ignatius Beard is a single brother from Maine. He served on the HOPE worldwide Singles Corps in Sri Lanka over Christmas. Read about his trip...
Jane Doyle, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, writes about her family's trip to Nepal with the Kathmandu 2015 Christmas HOPE Youth Corps.
This is the story of my family trip with HOPE worldwide to Kathmandu, Nepal at Christmas 2015. Our family consists of my husband Daniel, our two girls Hannah (15) and Sian (13), and our son Rory (10).
Even though we had wanted to go on one of these HOPE worldwide trips for a few years, when God opened the door for our family to serve in Kathmandu, the reality of it brought up fears in me, and challenges that only faith in God could overcome.
John and Isa Araneo, disciples in the San Diego Church of Christ, go to the Philippines every year to help with the work of HOPE worldwide. This past Christmas, they were able to serve alongside the HOPE Youth Corps volunteers.
A group of 80 HYC participants built houses for typhoon victims, repaired and painted boats, and spent time with the community of Daanbantayan in Northern Cebu.
Read more about another family's experience in Cebu: Healing through Serving
Two weeks during the 2015 Christmas holiday season, 80 volunteers along with the local HOPE worldwide staff painted boats, built houses, played with children, sweated, laughed, cried and fought off relentless ants and mosquitoes.
Alaska HYC Update: Making A Lasting Impact
Check out this sustainable impact of HOPE Youth Corps! We really try to have a lasting meaningful impact with the service activities we carry out on our volunteer trips. The Alaska HYC participants engaged in sustainable agriculture during the summer programs.
December Sites Open to Families
Are you interested in spending your family holiday serving others in another country? Come and join us in Fiji or the Philippines this winter. We have opened registration for our two winter HYC, one in Fiji (December 4 to 19), and one in the Philippines (December 17 to 30). Both programs are open to teens, campus students, singles, and families. Apply here!