Young Neighbors In Action (YNIA)


Young Neighbors in Action Trip – Coming Summer 2019!

Fundraiser for YNIA - "Mini" Crop for a Cause 
Friday, October 5th & Saturday, October 6th at the St. Matthew Parish Multi Purpose Center
If you've had the opportunity to join us at the Spring Crop For A Cause, this event will be scaled WAY back from what we offer in the Spring - hence the lower cost for a loooong day of crafting!! Grab your friends and bring your scrapbooking, stamping and/or creative supplies for an evening and day of fun and prizes! Beverages & snacks provided both days (lunch included on Saturday). Cost for Friday & Saturday $20; Saturday Only $15. Visit the Crop for a Cause page for more information.

What is Y.N.I.A?
Over the past 18 years or so St. Matthew has taken a group of high school students on a service or mission trip for a week during the summer. June 2018 we will be heading to Chicago for a unique week of service learning. Our week will help us respond to Pope Francis’ call for a church that discovers Christ by loving and responding to the needs of the poor. Working with other youth from around the country, we’ll build community while we focus on the church’s Social Teaching. 

Sign-up is on a first-come basis for Parish members and past participants. This year’s team has room for a total of 18; fifteen youth and 3 adults. Your spot is reserved with a completed registration form and your down payment of $50. The full cost for the trip is approximately $375 out of pocket. Participants should be aware that there will be meetings to prepare, as well as group fundraising events they will be expected to participate in as part of meeting the group costs for the trip. Youth participants must have completed at least their freshman year in high school.  Adult chaperones are required to be at least 21 years old, and must undergo a background check and Virtus training.