In the end, National Youth Conference 2018 is defined by the numbers–how many individuals were involved, and how many others will be helped by this conference.
But of course, much of the NYC impact can’t be measured by numbers. The impact of messages from the speakers, new thoughts expressed during small groups, countless hours spent in community during service projects, miles of hiking trails, fellowship in the cafeterias. These have no numbers attached, but become the essence of church for the youth and adults who were a part of it all.
1,809 people were at NYC 2018 including 1,246 youth participants, 471 adult advisors, and 92 staff, youth workers, and volunteers.
1,536 people hiked in the Rockies.
230 diapers were sewn, and more than 1,800 t-shirts collected to be processed into diapers for use by Midwives for Haiti, in one of the NYC service projects.
$394 was received in monetary donations for the work of Midwives for Haiti.
400 Clean-Up Buckets were assembled for Church World Service (CWS) disaster relief by 397 youth and 3 youth workers over three afternoons of a service project sponsored by Brethren Disaster Ministries.
$2,038 was received in monetary donations for disaster Clean-Up Buckets.
$7,040 was received in an offering for the NYC Scholarship Fund.
700 pounds of canned food and other nonperishable food items were donated in an offering for the Larimer County Food Bank.
$478.75 was received in monetary donations for the food bank.
305 children from the Larimer County area attended the Day Camp that was staffed by 502 NYC youth and adult volunteers. The day camp was held on three afternoons as one of the on-campus service projects.
— Mary Dulabaum contributed to this report.
The NYC 2018 Press Team includes Laura Brown, Allie Dulabaum, Mary Dulabaum, Nevin Dulabaum, Eddie Edmonds, Russ Otto, Frank Ramirez, Alane Riegel, Glenn Riegel, and Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, director of News Services for the Church of the Brethren.