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48: A Slum Experience

Our annual 48: A  Slum Experience will be held MLK weekend – January 13-15, 2018! This year’s theme explores Hope in the Slums. This experience begins at 12 p.m. on Saturday and finishes at 12 p.m. on Monday. Our annual retreat gives students and leaders an opportunity to experience how approximately 1 billion people live every day in our world. For 48 hours, participants live in SIFAT’s simulated Urban Slum and are challenged to interact with characters played by staff and volunteers to meet their basic needs of food, water and shelter. After the experience, participants are challenged to reflect on what their new connection with the people living in these conditions is. This event is one of our most challenging experiences, and it is a great opportunity for connecting students to the lives of those in oppressive poverty that they may never get to experience otherwise. Because of the intensity of this programming, the retreat is recommended for mature youth in 9-12th grades.

    • Dates: January 13-15, 2018
    • Start Time: Saturday, January 13 at 11:00am (48 hours will begin at noon on Saturday)
    • End Time: Monday, January 15 at 1:00pm (48 hours will end at noon on Monday)
    • Cost: $75 per person
    • Registration: Email for more information. Use the online registration forms below to register individuals or groups.

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We also are in need of college age characters. Please submit your registration here by Dec 8.