YF NEIGHBORHOOD EXPERIENCES

 

Youthfront is excited to introduce a new suite of local programs designed for youth and small groups. We’ve taken the best of our Missional Journey service and relational experiences and packaged them into something your group can participate in and include in your weekly or monthly rhythms. 

We are offering two experiences: Nights In The Neighborhood and Service Saturdays. Each of our experiences in the Argentine (KCKS) neighborhood includes a chance to build relationships with new friends, taste authentic dishes from local cooks, and serve in projects that better and strengthen the community.

Our upcoming dates are listed below. As we pilot this new offering, we hope you will share your input and feedback on the experience. Thank you for joining us in growing the YF Neighborhood ministry!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Service Saturdays

One Saturday a month from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Argentine, Kansas City, KS (neighborhood varies).

Includes:

Learning experiences

Lunch prepared and eaten with local families

Hands-on help: simple yard projects, painting, basic home repairs. If you have additional skills such as roof repair, plumbing or electrical we welcome your expertise. 

Pricing: 

  • Individuals: $30 for a half-day (perfect for middle school groups) which includes local food, expert facilitators, great learning experiences or, $49 for a full day.
  • Family Price: $15 – Kids 6-10 years old; 5 years and under are free.

Nights In The Neighborhood

1st and 3rd Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Snack Shack KC, 3112 Strong Ave. Kansas City, KS.

Each week features one of these activities:

Learning experiences

Hands-on help

Storytelling

Pricing: 

  • $15 per/person including local food, expert facilitators, great learning experiences.

YF NEIGHBORHOOD EXPERIENCE DATES

We require registration for any date you choose. Days are being added to our schedule all the time so if you don’t see a date that works or you have a date in mind for your group, please drop us a line: yfn@youthfront.com.

 

Nights In The Neighborhood

*Check out the Activities planned for these Wednesday nights

January 19, 2022

  • Spent: Learn about the challenges that low-income families face through this interactive game and discussion.

February 2, 2022

  • Racial Wealth Gap simulation: By random chance, you’re assigned a racial identity and you’ll collect money, land, and see missed opportunities offered to some but not others.

February 16, 2022

  • 4 Doors Immigration simulation: Why don’t they just come here legally like my ancestors did? Navigate the complex, US immigration system to see how long it would take you to immigrate.

March 2, 2022

  • Stories from Immigrants: You’ll hear from a live panel of our immigrant neighbors and learn the challenges that they faced in their home countries, the obstacles of coming here, and the dreams for a better future.

March 30, 2022

  • Shared Table: Our immigrant neighbors are opening their homes and their hearts to share their best meals with us! Our translators are ready, so we hope you’re ready for this unforgettable opportunity.

April 20, 2022

  • Take a Step game: In the past, there was terrible injustice, but today everyone starts out on a level playing field and has the same opportunity to be successful…or do we? Put yourself in another person’s shoes and find out!

 

Service Saturdays:

January 8, 2022 

February 12, 2022 

March 5, 2022

Register as an individual, a family or a group below:

FAQ

I have young children. Is it ok if they come and help on Service Saturdays?

Yes! We welcome families and children to experience the Argentine community. All we ask is you keep an eye on them around any tools, paint, etc. 

Do I need specific skills for any of the service projects?

No. Anyone at any skill level is welcome. If you do have a special skill such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. please let us know. 

I have dietary constraints. Will there be food options for lunch?

Our neighbors will be preparing food for our meals together. If you have a specific dietary requirement, we suggest you provide your own lunch.

Do we have to bring our own tools for Service Saturdays?

You are certainly welcome to bring your own tools but we will have tools onsite for folks to use. 

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