ASP Youth Program
A Completely Life-Changing Experience
Bring your youth group to Appalachia to make homes warmer, safer, and drier. You'll return home with kids who are stronger, wiser, and closer to God.
Appalachia Service Project provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation for youth ages 14-18 and their adult leaders. ASP takes much of the burden of logistics off of you and frees you to minister to the hearts and minds of your young people.
We'll provide you with plans for the preparation phase from church program tips, to fundraising tools, to study materials to help your kids learn about Appalachian culture. Getting ready for ASP will be a high point of your program year -- an exciting goal that rallies families and draws young people closer together.
When you arrive for your week of service, you'll be housed in one of ASP's several base camps -- often a school or community center rented for the summer to put you closer to Appalachia's remote communities. The ASP staff will provide guidance on the overall direction of your project. All tools and construction materials will be provided, not to mention three meals a day and plenty of opportunities for worship and reflection.
ASP is more than a building program though, it's a relationship ministry. Your young people will spend time interacting with the family they've been assigned to serve. They'll forge friendships that will impact them for the rest of their lives, and they'll learn lessons that will enrich their faith and build character for the rest of their lives.
Armed with a new heart for Christian service, they will begin to give back to their own families, to your youth program, and to your church and community. For many, this experience is the first step towards a lifelong vocation of caring for others.