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Urban Youth Mission at Fourth Presbyterian Church


The Urban Youth Mission school-year program runs from September to May and includes both weekend and weeklong experiences. Groups are housed at Fourth Presbyterian Church, located at 126 E. Chestnut on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Weekend Experiences
Weekend groups typically arrive on Friday afternoon. Program orientation begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening. The program then runs all day Saturday and concludes at 12:00 noon on Sunday.

Click here to see a sample weekend program schedule.

Weeklong Experiences
UYM is also a great option for high school or college groups looking for an alternative fall-, winter-, or spring-break experience. Those groups arrive on Sunday afternoon or evening for a Monday–Thursday program, departing on Friday.

For an additional fee, those groups can choose to spend an extra day (Friday) and night in the city, leaving Fourth Church on Saturday morning.


To explore a potential visit with your group, share your name and contact information below and our Program Director, Katie Patterson, will be in touch.
Or contact Katie directly here.

Contact name

Email address

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  1. Tell us what you’re interested in (dates, group size, interests, etc.)


Thank you for your interest in joining us for an Urban Youth Mission experience! We’ll be in touch with you soon.

For more information, contact Katie Patterson, Youth Mission Coordinator (312.981.4035).