Saint Joan of Arc Youth Ministry organizes a Mission Trip for youth in grades 9-12 in order for our youth to experience solidarity with the Lakota people. They have an opportunity to understand the history, culture and spirituality of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The youth spend one week of their summer working side by side with other volunteers on projects and build relationships with the community.
Pine Ridge Delegations for 2017: July 8-14 and July 15-21 for 9th - 12th Graders
Pine Ridge Delegation Meeting was on Sunday, March 12, 2017: The first delegation is full; the second delegation has about 8 spots left! If you’re interested in a meaningful experience, working at various projects across the reservation & learning about the culture and history of the Lakota people, contact Kelley Deshler at kdeshler [at] stjoan.com
“If you have come here to help me you can go home. But if you see my struggles as part of your own survival, then perhaps we can work together.” – Lila Watson
Mandatory Meetings for both of the 2017 delegations:
Sunday, April 30th, 12:30-2pm
Thursday, May 18th, 6-8pm (dinner served)
Sunday June 25th, 12:30-2pm
Adult volunteers, with excellent teenage listening and communication skills are welcome to experience this trip as leadership. Volunteers undergo a background check, sign SJA’s Code of Conduct and complete VIRTUS training. For more information about Youth Ministry or to volunteer, contact the Youth Ministry Director.