(but you can call us JOY)
We are a movement to serve at-risk and orphaned youth around the world.
By empowering students seeking purpose,
by partnering colleges and universities with underprivileged communities abroad,
we aim to revitalize a spirit of joy in service on campuses across the country.
What We Do
We seek to help college students become confident and compassionate leaders who remain true to themselves and loving towards others. JOY encourages young people to dream big and use their passions for purpose.
Service & Study Abroad
Take a JOY service abroad trip or study abroad class! Serve the teachers and parents of partnering organizations that care for at-risk and orphaned children. Find what it means to live joyfully and serve something greater than yourself.
Get a glimpse of JOY service!
JOY student organizations are a reflection of the motivation and passion that students have taken away from their study abroad experiences. Student groups are serving on campus through fundraisers, child sponsorship, and more! Here, students are encouraged to see their education as a gift. On campus, you can combine your talents, classes, and community to take action. Find your campus at the top of the page, or...
Because joy isn’t rooted in comfort, but in knowing that true joy is not dependent on your circumstances.
30% of kids in the Dominican Republic will finish primary school. Kids Alive makes sure all their kids are educated, fed, and cared for.
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