(Fremont County, Wyo.) - YouthWorks
Nation-wide faith-based organization that coordinates mission trips for
over 30,000 students and adult leaders in over 70 communities across the
United States. One of those communities is based here on the Wind River
YouthWorks has been serving Fremont County since 1998. Throughout their
time here they've served in several communities, both on and off the
reservation throughout Fremont County.
Each week (Sunday through Friday) the organization hosts a different group
of middle school and high school students from around the country. The
weekly groups range from 40-70 students and a staff of 4-5 adults. This
year the group is staying at the Living Water Fellowship Church in Lander.
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The work varies from work projects to working with local kids. Some of the
- Painting homes, cleaning, building fences, yard work or other simple
- Planning and leading kids programming for children in the community,
including Bible lessons, games, crafts and reading.
Keilah Davis, one of the YouthWorks coordinators here in Fremont County has
enjoyed her time here thus far. "The groups have been hard at work, and
everyone loves being here in Wind River Country," she said. "The community
has also been very supportive and welcoming ... the students have really
enjoyed being out in the community."
One of the group's favorite activities is the Museum of the American West's
weekly Native American dance performances held every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
behind the museum.
"In our down time we try to integrate the students as much as possible into
the community," Davis added. The group hosts a community cookout at 6:00
p.m. every Thursday evening at the Living Water Fellowship Church in
Lander. The community is invited to attend.
*All photos: h/t Jeremy Krekula / Pitchengine Communities*