June 2011 YouthWorks Missions Trip to
Harrisburg, PA
YouthWorks is a non-profit youth missions organization that loves teenagers!! Their purpose is
to provide life-changing, Christ-centered youth mission opportunities. This is their reason for
being. They create extraordinarily fun and significant mission adventures, targeted to the needs
and capabilities of youth, ages 12-19.
YouthWorks began in 1994 when 35 churches sent 400 students on our mission trips to South
Dakota and Mexico. This past summer, over 35,000 youth were involved! Each summer,
churches bring participants to sites across the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada.
YouthWorks believes the most important thing they can do is to live out the love of Christ with all
they meet, to be His hands and feet. Building relationships is essential to living out Christ’s love.
Therefore, the friendships youth will create with people in their mission site communities are of
their utmost importance. Paint on houses will eventually chip off, and stories and games may be
forgotten in time, but the relationships teenagers develop with community members will create a
vehicle for everlasting ministry.
Harrisburg Demographics

(Excerpts from www.youthworks.com
please visit the site for more info)

Harrisburg, PA Statistics:
Population of Harrisburg is 47,196.

Median household income is $32,467
compared $48,576 statewide.

Population living below the poverty level
is 24.6%

Racial Makeup of Harrisburg is 54.8%
African American, 28.6% White, 11.7%

5.3% Unemployment rate.

Home to the oldest continuous indoor
farmers market (Broad Street Market).

28.2% of population is under age 18.

25% of population lives in single-
parent households.
Schedule for June 2011 Missions Trip to Harrisburg, PA

Saturday, June 18th: Leave Auburn, ME to travel to Youth With A Mission
(YWAM)  base in Lebanon, PA

Sunday, June 19th: Arrive at Swatara Church of God in Harrisburg, PA

Monday, June 20th-Thursday June 23rd: Work at Ministry Sites—
Children’s Programs, Elderly Centers, Soup Kitchens, Homeless
Shelters, Thrift Stores

Friday, June 24th-Saturday June 25th: Depart from YouthWorks ministry
site, stay at YWAM base in Lebanon, PA, and tour the area, including a
tour of the Hershey Chocolate Factory!

Sunday, June 26th: Leave from YWAM base in Lebanon, PA to travel
"Seeking God, Proclaiming His Word, Building His Church"