Fort Worth Refugee Welcome

Connect Week Upper Elementary, Youth, College, Intergenerational Availability: July 2-7

  • 325 US dollars

About the Week

The state of Texas welcomes more refugees each year than any other state in the country. Fort Worth, Texas is one of the central hubs of refugee resettlement. Groups have the opportunity to learn from refugees, non profit leaders, and activists about best practices welcoming and empowering our refugee neighbors. Groups learn about refugee and asylum systems in the United States, work hands on with refugee resettlement agencies setting up apartments, providing groceries, working with children, and advocating for more fair and supportive refugee policies. Groups participating in Fort Worth Refugee Welcome learn to put faith into action through service and justice in ways that are relational, sustainable and dignity-affirming. Your group will work with and learn from a variety of organizations and people with whom we partner year round. Each day includes a morning gathering with a biblical reflection and videos to learn more about refugees and the partner organizations for the day, hands-on activities with non-profits, connect time and free time. Connect time is our justice based curriculum that will help your group connect what you are doing on your trip with how you will put your faith into action in new ways when you return home. Fort Worth Hunger Relief weeks can be customized for elementary, middle school, high school, and intergenerational groups. Cost is $325 per participant for five nights (typically Sunday evening through Friday morning). Shorter weeks for younger groups can be scheduled at $70 per participant per night. • Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snack, Monday morning through Friday morning • Lodging in a college dormitory • A dedicated Site-Coordinator and trained young adult staff to facilitate your week • Fully planned service and educational experiences • Honorariums for speakers, costs for activities, entrance fees • A t-shirt for each participant • Printed discussion guides for small groups • Online consultation with Be the Neighbor planning staff in the spring • Online training for your adult leaders in late May or early June Note that your group is responsible for transportation.