Your group will get to experience the spirit of the Deep South through learning how one rural community in Mississippi is reinventing itself economically, socially and spiritually. In partnership with local churches, your group will serve children who need a safe place to go during the summer. You’ll also help existing organizations and vulnerable populations through painting, minor home repair projects and other service. Your group will also experience a taste of Mississippi through sampling a mixture of Cajun, soul food and down-home cooking. During the evenings, you’ll hike Red Bluff—“the Grand Canyon of Mississippi,” hear from local leaders, attend a church service and help host a community cookout. YouthWorks has partnered with this community since 2018.