"Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours ..." - St. Teresa of Avila
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What is Mission Youth?
Mission Youth is directed by Regnum Christi, a movement within the Catholic Church that helps people to live their faith deeply and to get involved in works of service that assist people with the hope of bringing them closer to Our Lord. Although we are a Christian organization, missions with Mission Youth Detroit are inclusive and open to everyone. In other words, you do not need to belong to any religion or a particular set of beliefs, and participation with us does not require a faith commitment.
Who is Mission Youth For?
We have a passion for creating dynamic, challenging, and transformative missions for teens with programs intentionally designed for high school and middle school students. Not a youth? We also have missions available for college students and young adults to create the same age-appropriate, life-changing experience.
And Now Choose Your Mission
There are two basic types of missions with Mission Youth Detroit: humanitarian or faith-based projects. Regardless of the type of outreach you choose, all missions with Mission Youth Detroit are specifically designed and structured to provide a transformative experience for all of our missionaries. We work diligently to facilitate meaningful relationships amongst the missionaries and with those we serve while providing an opportunity for spiritual growth throughout the entire mission experience.
"And I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ." - Philemon 1:6
Faith-based missions focus on modern day evangelization by sharing your personal relationship with Christ in a real and relatable way. Most of our religious missions occur during Holy Week where we focus on spreading Christ's love through various fun and interactive outreach initiatives in Detroit.
“Preach the Gospel always! When necessary, use words." - St. Francis of Assisi
Humanitarian-based missions are designed to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the specific community we are serving. The focus of these missions is on spreading the love and joy of the MYD values through our work and interactions with others.
Scroll down to view upcoming open missions or contact us to organize your own group mission.
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Miles for Missions 5k River Bends Park, 22 Mile Entrance, Shelby Twp, MI october 7
Your support of "Miles for Missions - Mission Youth Detroit 5k" helps us to fulfill our mission by raising money to support local communities that are most in need. This 5k course is a combination of bike paths and trails throughout the scenic River Bends park.
Join Detroit area missionaries for an afternoon of fellowship, food, and fun! This is an opportunity to re-connect with those you've worked side-by-side on mission and to meet other local missionaries to hear about their experiences. Whether you're already a missionary (with MYD or other organization) or want to learn more, we'd love for you to join us!
Haiti Missions Port-au-Prince july 1-8, 10-17, 19-26
Every July, Mission Youth Detroit heads to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. During each of our three 8-day missions, our missionaries spend their mornings organizing and running a summer camp for street children grades 1-4. In the afternoon, they head out again to work directly with the poorest of the poor alongside the Missionaries of Charity. If you feel called to touch others’ lives in a way that makes a deep, personal difference in both your heart and theirs, Haiti is a life-changing experience you don’t want to miss.
Volunteer opportunities with Mission Youth Detroit are both local and around the world! Join us at any of our mission sites for a unique and rewarding experience.
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Mission Youth is a pastoral program directed by Regnum Christi, an apostolic movement recognized by the Universal Church. Its guiding principles include encounter, evangelization, service, Catholic, Regnum Christi Spiritual Family, creating experiences that challenge participants to go beyond their comfort zone, and safety/security.