With Youth Encounter Service (Y.E.S.), volunteers combat poverty
Bustling around a two-story Saginaw home, volunteers worked to not only beautify the home, but also made practical repairs and improvements.

One group of youth volunteered at a soup kitchen. In the evenings, they prayed together and learned about Catholic social teaching. Throughout the day, they are challenged to consider how poverty affects those in their own communities.


Combating poverty

This is Youth Encounter Service, or Y.E.S., a weeklong immersion service experience sponsored by the Diocese of Saginaw.

During Y.E.S., high school-aged youth and adult volunteers learn about and combat poverty by volunteering at outreach organizations and by working on the exterior of the home of a low-income individual. 

The home that the youth worked on...
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