ReachOut Worcester (ROW) is an overnight immersion program for youth (ages 13 and up) and their leaders that is sponsored by WAMS in partnership with Worcester Fellowship, a UCC church dedicated to ending isolation through pastoral care and nurturing community. ROW participants experience the unique opportunity to increase their awareness of the social issues and assets of urban communities like Worcester, while engaging in hands-on service with fellow community members. ROW is currently offered twice per year.
During this insightful and impacting 18 hour experience participants are invited to get to know ReachOut Worcester “Guides” who share their stories of living on the margins of society. Together with these Guides participants prepare to offer personal care packages, and most importantly a kind word and a listening ear, to people in need on the streets of Worcester.
These activities are preceded and followed by times of sharing and reflection.
After talking about next steps for them personally and/or as a group, participants also prepare to present their experiences in their home setting (worship service or other forum).
To learn more about and/or to register for our next ReachOut Worcester, please see Upcoming Events.