AYM Leader Packet Summer 2019

We are so excited to be hosting your group in Asheville!  As the Group Leader, you will want to be as informed as possible about what to expect, what to do and when to do it, so we are providing you with A LOT of information here – all in one place so you can access it at any time!  You may want to bookmark this page for easy access.

AYM Time Line (Due dates between now and your week)

AYM Adult Advisor Guidelines

AYM General Schedule (sample of what your time will look like)

AYM WHAT TO BRING 2019 (packing list – also provided to your participants)

AYM Asheville Fun (things you may want to do during “Free Time” on Thursday)

AYM Welcome Home Pack Info (Please read – we hope each group can participate in this program)

YMCo Financial Policy (Questions concerning changing your number of participants, refunds, etc)

AYM FAQs (Additional questions?  – Look here)

AYM Community Partners (info about agencies you may be visiting during your week)

Worlds Apart – Pre-Immersion Session  

Each of your participants  – Adult Advisors AND Youth – must complete and sign a medical release/covenant in order to attend.  You will need to provide each participant with a link to our on-line form and information.  You will want to send an email to your participants and/or parents with this link:

AYM Participant Link

PLEASE visit the Participant page (using the link and password above) and review all the information yourself so that you know what has been provided and is REQUIRED for your group.  

All Asheville ADULT participants must also complete a 2-step registration form for Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM), one of our partner agencies.  Most groups will work at one of the ABCCM locations during your summer week and completing their specific registration is mandatory.  YOUTH participants MUST complete Step 1 ONLY.

Step 1:  ABCCM Youth Permission Form 2019 – MANDATORY FOR ALL YOUTH PARTICIPANTS This form MUST be printed, signed and given to your Group Leader.

Step 2:  ABCCM Volunteer Sign-upMANDATORY FOR ADULT PARTICIPANTS ONLY Complete this online.  In order to volunteer, each AYM ADULT participant MUST create an account on the ABCCM website. Please follow the instructions carefully. Click the link provided, select “Create an account.” Hit “Next” button to bypass Affiliations screen. Follow the prompts. Some of the biographical information will not apply to you; only respond to required questions which are noted with a red star*. When asked to choose congregation, select “Unaffiliated” (near the bottom of the list) and write in AYM in the next box. To finish, select that you have read the guidelines. *DO NOT register for an event.

We have created an on-line participant list in Google Sheets that we will be using as a shared document with you – the Group Leader.  You will need to fill in the names of each of your participants (adult and youth).  Once your participants have completed their forms on-line, we will update your list so you can track who has or has not completed the necessary paperwork.  Instructions for accessing your list were emailed to you.  If you are having trouble accessing the document, please let us know ([email protected]).  GROUP LEADERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONFIRMING THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS HAVE COMPLETED THE NECESSARY FORMS.  DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION IS MAY 10, 2019.

Michael Poulos is our Mission Immersion Director in Asheville and will be your primary contact going forward. Michael will be reaching out to you soon to set up a time to talk through your week.

828-231-4635 x702 (office – no text)
828-713-3509 (cell – call or text)
[email protected]

AYM is located at First Presbyterian Church Asheville, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC  28801

Facebook:  Asheville Youth Mission
Facebook Group:  Asheville Youth Mission
Instagram:  @avlythmission
Twitter:  @avlythmission
YouTube:  avlythmission
#AYM19
#YMCo19
#YMCoWorldsApart

PLEASE don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have additional questions.  [email protected] , 828-231-4635 x701

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by a renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2