student missions 2017

Braxton County, West Virginia

Next Step Ministries

Open to all Middle School and High School students

June 18th – 24th 2017

Cost is $580

whitewater-challengers-guided-rafting-trips-in-the-thousand-island-region-on-the-black-river

Cost includes:  transportation, housing, meals, service project costs, and a day of white water rafting.

To reserve your spot use this Link to fill out an online participant form AND turn in a $200 deposit made out to HPCUMC with Virginia trip on memo line.

Registration needed by March 5th

Located in the heart of West Virginia, Braxton County presents the best of rural community living as well as the challenges. You will be amazed by the spectacular beauty of the mountains, but also overwhelmed by the isolation and lack of opportunity these same mountains and hills create. There are incredible physical needs of the families who call Braxton County home.

The Appalachian region is considered one of the most impoverished regions of the United States. Only 42% of individuals living in Braxton County graduate from high school, unemployment is high, and more than half of the households fall well below the poverty level.