Young Neighbors In Action (YNIA)


Washington D.C. July 16 - 22

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 summer we will be heading to our nation’s Capital for a unique week of service, learning, and advocacy.  During our week we’ll experience poverty in a way none of us has before.  Our week will help 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’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; fourteen youth and 4 adults. 

Your spot is reserved when we receive your form and your down payment of $50…. unfortunately no spots can be reserved without form and down payment. 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. More information on the YNIA experience can be found on the Young Neighbors website,

To sign up for the 2017 trip, complete the form below or click here to print out the form. Paper copies of the form are available at the Parish Office and Gathering Space.

YNIA 2017 Washington D.C. Registration Form

Yes, count me in for Young Neighbors 2017!

This form and a security deposit of $50.00 hold my place on the trip. I understand that there will be team meetings to prepare, as well as to discuss travel details, costs, and fund raising by the group.

All youth participants will be expected to participate in fundraising events.

Note: If Participant is under 18 years of age, the parent will need to sign a parental consent form.

Please send or drop off your $50 check at St. Matthew Parish Office, 130 St. Matthews Street, Green Bay, WI 54301 to complete your registration. Check should be made out to St. Matthew Parish, with YNIA 2017 in the memo portion.