In 2015, Pastor Debbie wrote a youth grant proposal to the Lilly Endowment and Burr Oak Church was awarded this matching grant of $25,000. It meant that another $25,000 needed to be raised locally. This money was raised locally so that the Youth Group at Burr Oak could complete this initiative. The grant involved many aspects of studying and mentoring by older persons in the congregation. It also included a local mission trip and a foreign mission trip for the youth and their mentors.
In June, 2017, the Burr Oak youth traveled to Nicaragua. Here are some pictures of that happy experience.