Young Neighbors In Action (YNIA)

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Summer 2020 - Detroit, Michigan
Young Neighbors in Action Trip – June 21-26

Over the past 20 years St. Matthew has taken a group of high school students on a service or mission trip for a week during the summer. 

June 2020 we will be heading to Detroit 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 youth and adults.

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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, but fundraising will bring down the total significantly. 

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.   

Please contact Mike Westenberg at the parish office for more information [email protected] or 920-435-6811.


SAVE The DATE!!! Fundraiser for YNIA - Crop for a Cause 
Friday, April 3rd & Saturday, April 4th at the St. Matthew Parish Multi Purpose Center
Grab your friends and bring your scrapbooking, stamping and/or creative supplies for an evening and day of fun and prizes! Beverages, food & snacks provided both days. Click here for details


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.


Check out the photo albums from the last few service trips:

YNIA 2018 https://photos.app.goo.gl/ dp8BZatb5QpcXo4r8
YNIA 2017 https://photos.app.goo.gl/ 65awnhgVQ1ARxRNc8