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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 self-directed 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.

In 2018–19 we will offer two school-year weekend experiences. A Confirmation weekend in the fall (October 19–21), and a Junior High (grades 6–8) weekend in the spring (May 3–5).

Click here to register for the Junior High weekend.

Self-Directed Overnight Stays

UYM is also a great option for high school or college groups looking to direct and plan their own mission programs in Chicago, while taking advantage of the location and affordability of staying overnight in our downtown facilities. The cost is $20 per person, per night of your stay.

Click here to apply for a self-directed stay during the 2018–2019 school year.


To explore a potential visit with your group, please contact Katie Patterson, Director of Urban Youth Mission, at or 312.981.4035.

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