Youth Service Corps is a project of East Side Child and Youth Ministry dedicated to providing meaningful service and social opportuniti
es for high school youth in the parish communities of Saints Peter and Paul, Three Holy Women, Our Lady of Divine Providence, and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. 

Each month we participate in a project in the Milwaukee area serving those frequently marginalized in our society - the hungry, the homeless, the elderly - as well as general projects that serve our parish communities.

Following our service, we take some time to enjoy a social activity.


In June of 2013, three high school youth and two adult chaperones from Saints Peter and Paul Parish traveled to Chicago to participate in Young Neighbors in Action, a Catholic youth service experience. After a week of service, prayer, formation, and meeting other youth from parishes across the country, they were charged with finding some way to continue the good work of that week back in Milwaukee. During a brainstorming session, these high school missionaries came up with the idea of combining working on a service project nd then enjoying a fun social outing as a way to build community while serving the community.

Since then, Youth Service Corps has committed itself to identifying different service opportunities appropriate to high school youth on an ad hoc basis.  Past projects have included serving dinner at St. Ben's Meal Program, watering and weeding young plants awaiting transplant at the Urban Ecology Center, and harvesting food at the Hunger Task Force Farm. 


YSC is open to all high school youth in the parishes served by East Side Child and Youth Ministry.  You can participate every month or just a few times a year, but we hope you will enjoy the experience enough that you will commit to regular service in our community.

Service projects are generally scheduled several months in advance and some require signing up early so that our work site can prepare to work with us.  Site visits require a signed, completed permission slip, but you can simply bring it with you at the departure location. 

See our schedule of service projects for dates, hours, details and a link to sign up and print out permission slips.

If you are an adult wishing to work with YSC, please check out our Adult Volunteers page.