Short-Term Urban Service Trips: Relevance in Ministry and their Impact on Adolescents' Perception of the City and Continued Service
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Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science
Short-term urban service trips that include active service, education and guided reflection are an appropriate introduction to urban ministry for adolescents. Eighteen adolescents were interviewed at the end of a week-long service trip facilitated by Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection in Chicago, and then interviewed again four months later. Short-term urban service trips develop and positively influence adolescents' perception of the city. Adolescents' involvement in community service post-trip was not generally influenced by their experience; involvement is correlated with their pre-trip activity.
Sandrock, Melissa, "Short-Term Urban Service Trips: Relevance in Ministry and their Impact on Adolescents' Perception of the City and Continued Service" (2007). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 320.