About Asheville Youth Mission

Located in the mountains of North Carolina, Asheville Youth Mission gives young people an opportunity to explore the hidden needs and struggles of those who are living on the margins within and around a beautiful tourist town.  Groups will work with a variety of agencies working with those who are homeless, in poverty, or food insecure, both in urban and rural settings.

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Mission Immersion

AYM’s Mission Immersion programs are opportunities for groups of young people to dive into the challenges and needs of our neighbors who live on the margins of the Asheville community.  These programs include week-long summer mission trips, weekend trips in the fall and spring, and spring break mission trips.  Mission Immersion experiences include lodging, food, service at a variety of local agencies, and debriefing that uses Bible study, group discussion, and art projects lead by AYM staff.  

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Other Mission Experiences

Asheville Youth Mission provides additional mission experiences through our partnerships with local camp and conference centers.  This includes Montreat Conference Center, Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, and Christmount Retreat, Camp and Conference Center.

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College Opportunties

Asheville Youth Mission has a variety of opportunities for college-aged young people, including summer internships, workshops, and specially tailored experiences for college group spring break trips

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Read Asheville Youth Mission stories on our blog

Why AYM? “You have to get close.”

January 29, 2020

In his book turned motion picture Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson recalls how his grandmother used to tell him all the time, “You can’t understand most of the important things from a distance… You have to get close.” Bryan took this message to heart; his experience in law school interning with… Read more