About Quad Cities

The Quad Cities is located approximately 175 miles west of Chicago. Four cities in two states form the Quad Cities, located in the heart of the Midwest on the Mississippi River. Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and surrounding towns make up a bustling metropolitan area that maintains a friendly, small-town feel. The four cities are located right on the Mississippi River at the only place where the river flows East to West. John Deere Tractors’ headquarters are in the Quad Cities, along with museums and a minor league baseball team. Although the city is not far from fields of corn and maintains a small-town feel, it faces similar issues of hunger, homelessness and poverty that are common in urban settings.

Serving in Quad Cities

• Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community.
• During the week, students may serve all or part of the week at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, children’s program or day centers for adults with disabilities.
• Partner with local organizations to serve community children.

Community Experience

You and your youth will have the opportunity to serve in various parts of the Quad Cities, getting into local neighborhoods to see the everyday realities of life. Service partnerships will include working with local kids programs, engaging with adults who have disabilities, and serving the homeless through food pantries and thrift stores. You may also have the opportunity to meet children and homeless residents of the Quad Cities. Evening activities include swimming at a local water park, watching a famous water ski show on the beautiful Mississippi River and eating with community friends at a cookout.

YouthWorks Relationship

YouthWorks has been serving in Quad Cities since 2004. We have great friends in this community because of the history and depth that we’ve worked to create through years of partnership here. Our current housing partner is a church that also sends its youth group on YouthWorks trips, and we have been glad to deepen our relationship with them as they have graciously opened their doors to us.

  • 2017 Trips

    Registration is now open for Summer 2017 mission trips. Availability is limited, so reserve your spaces soon! Have questions? Chat online or give us a call at 800.968.8504

    Trip Type Type Dates Availability Avail Age Group Age Price Per Price Select
    Youth 06/11/17 - 06/16/17 June 11, 2017 - June 16, 2017 31 Mixed $279
    Youth 06/18/17 - 06/23/17 June 18, 2017 - June 23, 2017 10 Mixed $279
    Youth 06/25/17 - 06/30/17 June 25, 2017 - June 30, 2017 2 Mixed $279
    Youth 07/02/17 - 07/07/17 July 02, 2017 - July 07, 2017 20 Mixed $249
    Youth 07/09/17 - 07/14/17 July 09, 2017 - July 14, 2017 0 Mixed $279
    Youth 07/16/17 - 07/21/17 July 16, 2017 - July 21, 2017 1 Mixed $279
    Youth 07/23/17 - 07/28/17 July 23, 2017 - July 28, 2017 8 Mixed $279
    Youth 07/30/17 - 08/04/17 July 30, 2017 - August 04, 2017 29 Mixed $279