Young Neighbors In Action (YNIA)


The 2017 YNIA trip to Washington D.C. was an amazing experience!

Young Neighbors in Action is a national service learning experience focused on helping youth deepen their commitment to the gospel challenge to love and serve and work for justice in the world today—right here—right now. YNIA incorporates service to others, learning about our Church's social teachings, prayer, and building relationships with others.

This past summer we went to our nation’s Capital July 16th to the 22nd for a unique week of service, learning, and advocacy.  During our week we experienced poverty in a way none of us has before.  Our week has helped us respond to Pope Francis’ call for mercy, and a church that discovers Christ by loving and responding to the needs of the poor. Working with other youth from around the country, we built community while we focusing on the church’s Social Teaching.

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. More information on the YNIA experience can be found on the Young Neighbors website,

Information on the 2018 YNIA Trip will be released later this year. Stay tuned! Questions? Contact Mike Westenberg at the parish office, 920-435-6811