What Your Students Need to Hear About Service

Breakout by Erica Schimelpfenig & Jessica O’Tool | If you had 30 minutes to help teenagers think more deeply about the service opportunities they’re about to step into, what would you say? What would you do? And how will students remember? Mission trips are popular, and service experiences can be meaningful, but students can easily misunderstand their roles in these opportunities. How will you help your youth avoid an I-don’t-care apathy and also escape an I-will- save-you paternalism? How will your mission trip remain meaningful six months later? Come participate in this interactive workshop—you’ll get creative ideas and ready-made tools for delivering better messaging around mission trips. Gain access to some of our favorite resources for helping students think more deeply about service before, during and after the experience.