Thursday, January 7, 2010

Omaha-area youth ages 17-22: We want you!

We're launching our first interfaith service project this year to provide an opportunity for youth of different faiths and beliefs to consider what their own faiths or belief systems say about serving others, to serve community members in a helpful, intentional way, and to reflect on and share with the community the impact that service has on their faith and/or beliefs.

Project Interfaith is looking for up to 18 young people ages 17-22 of diverse faiths and beliefs to participate in our first interfaith youth service project. Participants will spend several weeks at a designated service site serving community members in need. They will be asked to keep video diaries during this experience chronicling their reflections faith/beliefs and service and exploring how this service experience impacts their faith/beliefs. These video diaries will be posted weekly on the Project Interfaith website so that community members can view these reflections and post comments, creating an online dialogue with participants about the intersection of service and faith. Organizers will hold pre- and post-service dinners for participants to share their views and reflections about service with each other before volunteering at the service site and to reflect and debrief about the experience after their service concludes. Participants should expect to give approximately 3 hours a week to this program beginning the week of February 14, 2010 through the week of March 21, 2010.

Those interested should complete the application and return it in full to Project Interfaith by no later than January 25, 2010. Applications can be either emailed or mailed. Email applications to with the subject line INTERFAITH YOUTH SERVICE PROJECT.

Mail applications to:
Project Interfaith
P.O. Box 6037
Omaha, NE 68106

Participants will be notified if they have been accepted into this program by February 1, 2010. Please email with questions.

And please help us get the word out to all the amazing Omaha-area young people that you know by sharing the link to the application or directing them to our blog or website!

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