Today is December 13, 2013 -
The world’s a big place… someone’s got to fix it.
It’s USY on Wheels!
A unique program of USY on Wheels, Mission Mitzvah has a full and exciting itinerary. Since this is still USY on Wheels, Mission Mitzvah Wheelniks will have an incredible time as they enjoy many of the same touring and sightseeing components as the “Classic” Wheels program. You will see the sun rise over the Grand Canyon, take in the faces of Mount Rushmore, and enjoy all of the other exciting attractions that USY on Wheels participants enjoy, including Disneyland, Universal Studios, and the San Diego Zoo.
Mission Mitzvah has a strong emphasis on service-learning that gives the Wheelniks a strong educational component directly related to the projects that they were doing. Each week has a different mitzvah theme, and that week all of the projects would be directly related to that theme.
Make a difference everywhere you go
Mission Mitzvah Wheelniks will participate in intensive social action projects in the communities they visit. Approximately one-third of the 45-day trip will consist of various hands-on projects that will directly impact the community and people they’ll meet and projects that will help improve the community and living situations.
All of this will be accomplished will living a Conservative Jewish lifestyle. Mission Mitzvah participants will take part in daily tefillot, and six amazing Shabbatot that are always highlights of the USY summer experience. You will also learn that it is possible to keep kashrut anywhere in the country as you flex your kosher muscles in places like Boise, ID.
Mission Mitzvah Itinerary Highlights*:
(*Subject to change – based on schedule and availability)
Old Town Albuquerque, Painted Desert/Petrified Forest
Second City Comedy Club, Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Los Angeles
Universal Studios, Disneyland, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills, USY on Wheels Dinner Dance, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance
- Las Vegas
Circus, Circus, Liberace Museum, Star Trek: The Experience
Graceland, National Civil Rights Museum
Grand Old Opry
- National Parks (Varies by Route)
Yellowstone National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Grand Canyon
- Rapid City, South Dakota
- San Diego
San Diego Zoo, Old Town San Diego
- San Francisco
Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombardi Street , Ghiradelli Square, Golden Gate Bridge
- And much, much more!!!
What’s a summer on Mission Mitzvah like?
You can browse through the daily written and photo updates from past summers to see! (Note: schedule subject to change.)
Also, check out Wheelnik Stories, and read about some of the memorable experiences that USYers have had with USY on Wheels!
Want more information?
You can request more information about USY Summer Programs, and we will send it you!