FOCUS North America’s YES Program coming to Chicago April 28-30

FOCUS North America’s YES Program coming to Chicago April 28-30

CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications/FOCUS NA] — FOCUS North America’s YES Program will be held in Chicago April 28-30, 2017.

FOCUS North Americas YES Program coming to Chicago April 28 to 30YES — “Youth Equipped to Serve” — offers a wonderful opportunity for faithful ages 13 through college to serve and love the people of Chicago.  FOCUS — the “Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve” — is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America.  FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 50 cities in the USA.  As an expression of Christ’s love, FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing food, occupation, clothing, understanding, and shelter.

Participants may register on-line.  Early registration is encouraged as the program will be limited to 35 participants, who will be lodged at All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church, 4129 West Newport Ave., Chicago.  The service learning weekend will come to a close following the Divine Liturgy there on Sunday, April 30.

A registration gift of $150.00 per participant will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable FOCUS’ service team to meet the needs of those who be served through the program.

Questions may be addressed to Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director, at or Larissa Hatch, Trip Leader, at

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