Service Learning

Our service learning program offers an opportunity to dig into justice and advocacy issues while making a tangible difference in the world. Join us as we assemble 600 Lutheran World Relief Health Kits, working together to make a positive impact on communities in need.

“Cleanliness may not actually be next to godliness, but it certainly helps a person feel more human. When families find their homes destroyed, or must flee for their safety, soap and a towel rarely make the cut for what they can carry. Arriving in a refugee camp or other place of safety, they are scared, vulnerable and dirty from the travel. The simple items included in a Health Kit provide much-needed self care, critical germ fighting supplies and the chance for our neighbors in need to regain dignity amidst fear and uncertainty.”

The Service Learning activity at the Western States Youth Gathering is not just about learning; it’s about creating change, fostering empathy, and empowering the next generation of compassionate leaders. By engaging in this hands-on experience, our young participants learn the importance of basic healthcare while also developing crucial skills like teamwork, problem-solving, and empathy.

Learn more about these Health Kits here:

Service Learning will take place in the afternoon on Saturday, July 8th.

The 2023 Western States Youth Gathering Guidebook App is now LIVE

This app holds vital information for all participants attending WSYG and WYLE

All adult chaperones, youth participants, and volunteers are strongly encouraged to download the app

To download, go to your App Store and download the "Guidebook" app

Open the Guidebook App and search "Western States Youth Gathering"

Select "Download Guide"

The Guidebook App will be updated throughout the event and be your primary source of on-site information