Ukraine Trip Information

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Located on the western edge of Russia, Ukraine has been in an economic depression since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The average monthly wage is $355 and the country's divorce rate is ranked fifth-highest worldwide. Its capital city, Kyiv, is recognized as a significant supplier to human trafficking. High levels of poverty, unemployment and alcoholism contribute to parents being unable to care for their own children. There are more than 50,000 kids living on the street. Young Life Ukraine mentors and educates these kids, offering scholarships and safe interim housing programs, modeling healthy family lifestyles, providing emotional support, sports programs and community outreach. The Young Life Centers give the kids a place to congregate and learn about Jesus through the love and care shown by Young Life leaders. There are numerous remodel projects, camping needs and property development jobs where help is needed. Won't you help us support the Ukraine team and their ministry to the many orphans and street kids of Ukraine? We all need one another's encouragement and love and Expeditions is one of the best ways to build bridges in God's family. We will be arranging for Expeditions teams to go over this summer to support the remodel projects, camps and hiking trips. We want to work with your group to provide an amazing trip! 

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- Teams will serve Young Life at the Young Life Center and in the local communities. You can be assigned work projects that include building remodels, computer lab work, camping project or work with leaders on ministry projects.

- Experience the power of cross-cultural living with the Young Life national team and join in on a fun adventure day with leaders and kids.
- Individuals and teams are invited any time between June through October, 2014, with costs approximate, based on the project and time you are able to serve. In country lodging, transportation, meals and project costs for 8-9 days start at $750 - tax deductible. Airfare varies - we can help by arranging your flights through our affiliated discounted missions travel agency. We supply fundraising support with guides and online tools. 

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For detailed information, contact Carrie Fraser at

 Also check out the Former Soviet Union Website​!


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