2019 Uganda Transit


Opportunity Overview

We are looking for students who are in 7th grade (during the 2018-2019 school year), who are actively involved in Transit, and their fathers. Father/student pairs will spend a week in a Ugandan village serving Champions United FC. Champions United is building the next generation of Ugandan leaders by leveraging sports as a tool to connect capable mentors with children. Champions United's greatest impact occurs as a coach and player build a long term, mentoring relationship. You have the opportunity to help our coaches by joining forces and investing in our children.

Over the course of the week, you will facilitate a high-energy, 2-day UpStreet-style camp for kids, utilize a fun and interactive hygiene curriculum in local schools, and engage with local families as you visit them in their huts and homes. On this highly relational trip, you will be inspired by a team of coaches that mentor children by investing their lives, and you'll have a blast with some of the greatest people you'll ever meet.

Middle school students are hyper-aware of their surroundings and culture. While this natural focus helps them develop their definition of the adults they are becoming, it causes many people to accuse them of being “selfish” or “living in a bubble.” Therefore, we encourage parents to take their middle schoolers on a different type of adventure after they finish 7th grade: a mission trip. It is eye-opening for students to see people living in different cultural contexts, dealing with different sets of challenges. We believe that giving parents and students an opportunity to serve together is the most powerful way for them to grow and discover a faith of their own.

We need a team of 24 people comprised of fathers with their students to serve our partner. This is not an athletic sports camp, thus sport skills are not required. Having fun is!

**Note that the cost of the trip listed is the cost PER PERSON.

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Cost: $3,950.00 due 5/21/2019

Milestone Amount Due Date
Security Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE) $100.00 1/27/2019
50% Due - at time of ticketing $1,975.00 4/5/2019
80% Due - 5 weeks prior to departure $3,160.00 4/30/2019
100% Due - 2 weeks prior to departure $3,950.00 5/21/2019
Name Description Location Date Required?
First Team Meeting North Point Community Church Attic Jan 27 2019 1:30 AM - 3:30 AM EST Yes
Team Meeting TBD North Point Community Church - Room TBD Feb 17 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST Yes
Safety and Security Training North Point Community Church West Auditorium - required for any team member who has not previously attended Mar 16 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Yes
Team Meeting Quick meeting to cover a few items after safety and security training North Point Community Church - Room M103 Mar 16 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT Yes
Team Meeting TBD North Point Community Church - Room S109 Apr 14 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Yes
Team Outing Team-building activities in the morning at Sojourn followed by a team lunch. Perimeter Church May 18 2019 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM EDT Yes
Final Check-in TBD North Point Community Church - Room S109 Jun 2 2019 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Yes
Form Description Due Date Required?
Adult Team, Financial, Talent, and Medical Agreements - DUE BY THIRD TEAM MEETING These forms are for reference only and will be sent to sign electronically. Your trip leader will go over the team member Code of Conduct at a team meeting, which will also be included with the forms that you will sign electronically. Required
Parental Consent Form We must have a signed, notarized ORIGINAL copy of this form on file. Required
Minor Team, Financial, Talent, and Medical Agreements - DUE BY THIRD TEAM MEETING These are for reference only. Forms will be sent electronically to be signed. Required
  1. Application
  2. All adults will need to submit to a Background Check
  3. Valid Passport - Expiration date must be 6 months after trip return date
  4. All team members must agree to the terms of our Team, Financial, Talent, and Medical Agreements, which can be found in the Forms section. Adults will also review the Code of Conduct with the team leader which will be included with the electronic forms that will be signed
  5. A yellow fever vaccination is required for entry into Uganda. Team members assume the financial responsibility for any vaccines received and will not be reimbursed
  1. All students must be involved in Transit
  2. All students must be in 7th grade during the 2018-2019 school year
  3. Team is made up of father/studentpairs. One parent per student is eligible to participate

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Mikaela Zach
(678) 892-5619