The Youth Service Fund is a unique ministry because it is run completely by, with and for youth. Youth raise the money, they decide what projects receive funds, and those projects supported are youth-designed, youth-led, and benefit youth. Applications are due by June 1 for funding to begin the following calendar year. Project categories are: Faith Sharing and Outreach, Leadership Development, Scholarship, Ministry with At-Risk Youth, and Agricultural/Vocational.
Youth groups and annual conferences youth teams have many creative fundraisers throughout the year and the annual conference youth ministry teams award the YSF funds in their conference. YSF provides a way for youth to be in REAL ministry with each other.Through special offerings received annually on YSF Sunday, as well as their other creative fundraising efforts, the Western PA Conference Youth Service Fund has provided financial assistance for many youth programs in our region, our nation, and our world.