Summer 2017 Opportunities


Honduras Peace Park Project

August 7 – 16, 2017

Are you looking to use your talents and love for the arts for a good cause?peacepark2

Help create a peace park in the local community of Tela, Honduras.
The goal of the project is to
create a united community across the Americas. This is a movement to foster friendship, collaboration, and solidarity with current and future generations of the Americas as we strive to develop a ‘Culture of Peace.’

During the project you will:

  • Construct a gazebo that will service as a community gathering point
  • Lay garden paths to beautify community space
  • Refurbish concrete benches and structures with ceramic mosaics
  • Visit local cultural and tourist attractions

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share in a culture different than their own and use creative problem-solving while working in teams with volunteers from North, Central, and South America.

Check out a report and video cap on last year’s project.

For more information, go to the Honduras PeaceIN Peace Park Project Facebook page

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Pobanz at peaceinproject@gmail.com


Religious Youth Service 30th Anniversary Project in Sri Lanka

August 11 – 18, 2017

Are you looking to work on a service project with people from different religions, backgrounds, and nationalities?

This year’s special 30th Anniversary Project is titled, “Building a Brighter Future: An Interfaith Approach Across the Board.” RYS is going to Sri Lanka to build a bridge to connect two parts of the local village of Ella. Once completed, it will be used by the 400 local villagers daily. 

As part of this project, there will also be a leadership program, led by international educators which will include

  • team-building exercises
  • various talks
  • inter-religious discussions
  • visits to religious sites
  • sightseeing field trips
  • sports and fun activities
  • community service work

For more information, go to www.rys30years.org

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator of the project, Mr. Sid Jain, at sidjain@mymoneymall.com or sidjain@aol.com

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National Ocean Challenge Program (NOCP)

July 6-15 10-Day Session, July 20-29 10-Day Session, July 6-29 24-Day Session

The 9th National Ocean Challenge Program in Kodiak, Alaska, is looking for fishers of the sea and adventure!

Through a 10- or 24-day introductory ocean experience, strengthen your connection with God, our True Parents and their vision for the ocean, and your own relationship with the ocean and our natural world while gaining maritime skills and deep-sea fishing experience. 

During the program, you will

  • learn basic maritime skills,
  • become certified in first aid/CPR,
  • learn boating safety,
  • explore breathtaking nature,
  • see a variety of land and marine wildlife,
  • and, of course, go river and ocean fishing!

Space is limited. SIGN UP NOW!

For more information, go to www.oceanchallenge.org 

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Summer International Youth Workshop

July 7 – 27, 2017

These workshops bring together participants from all around the world and will give attendees a chance to be immersed in a spiritually stimulating environment while exploring the rich culture of Korea.

The goal of the workshop is for attendees to leave with a stronger connection to God and a deeper understanding of the history of the Unification Movement.

For more information, go to http://familyfed.org/news-story/announcing-2017-cheongpyeong-international-youth-workshop-36388/

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Service Project in Senegal

July 17-31, 2017

In its third year running, this project already has 6 participants from France signed up and are accepting more applicants around the world interested in joining this adventure. 

During the service project, you will:

  • Help renovate a small school in Keurmassar
  • Give talks on character development and purity to students at the school
  • Learn how to make ‘bag gardening’ and bring it to families who need it
  • Go sightseeing, visit museums, and go on a boat ride on the lake 

Persons interested in participating must be at least 18 years old, in good health, and able to support themselves financially. Participants are required to book their own flights and pay a $200 fee to participate in the service project.

For more information about the project and for pictures and testimonials, go to https://padlet.com/benedicte_suzuki/mttlu696grih  

(Use the password: We love africa (include the capital letters and spaces))

To apply, please contact Benedicte Suzuki at benedicte.suzuki@gmail.com

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Blessed Culture and Sports Festival (BCSF)

August 9-13, 2017

This five-day summer festival of sports, music, arts and fellowship is the much-anticipated event of the year at Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) in Barrytown, New York. BCSF strives to create a hub for Unificationists and their friends to connect and express their passions through sports, culture, and faith.

BCSF has something for everybody, including

  • competitive frisbee, basketball, volleyball, and soccer tournaments,
  • various intramural sports,
  • a League of Legends tournament,
  • an Artists Village for artists and craftsmen to sell their work,
  • a film festival,
  • a battle of the bands,
  • and a Family Day on Sunday, specifically for families with young children.

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