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2012 ELCA Youth Gathering

2012 ELCA Youth Gathering

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Evaluation data following the 2009 ELCA Youth Gathering showed the measurable impact of service learning on positive faith formation. Because of that, and in accordance with the ELCA’s commitment to accompaniment as the way we are in mission, youth and adults will participate in service learning experiences again during the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering. The effort in 2009 was monumental: over 220 projects in and around New Orleans impacted by 12,000 youth and adults each day for three consecutive days requiring 300 buses that were launched from three different launch locations, three times a day from each location. The U.S. Army couldn’t have done any better at moving 36,000 people!

Relationships MatterThe needs have definitely changed in the city so there will be fewer construction-type experiences in 2012. What we see emerging are opportunities for Gathering participants to struggle with and address more long-term justice issues. You can support the work of ELCA youth on behalf of the whole church by giving in a variety of categories.

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