YouthWorks Mission volunteers on Wind River Indian Reservation

(Fremont County, Wyo.) - YouthWorks is a 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 Reservation. 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. [image: Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 11.16.46 AM.png] The work varies from work projects to working with local kids. Some of the projects include: - Painting homes, cleaning, building fences, yard work or other simple work projects. - 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." [image: 1536542_10152196513628664_38309115_n.jpg] [image: 1503865_10152196512623664_814089614_n.jpg] 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. [image: 1557614_10152196514423664_280913518_n.jpg] *All photos: h/t Jeremy Krekula / Pitchengine Communities* #county10 #news