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We have the same problem in reaching Latinos. Most of our ministry strategies in Campus Crusade were developed for middle-to-upper class income brackets. Our students are not in those brackets.
What ways can you work to make things less expensive for Latino students to be involved in your ministry? Here are some of the ideas we’ve been trying:
- Have inexpensive venues like fall retreats and winter conferences(like $15 for the whole weekend). This means thinking outside the box, staying in homes or churches, getting food donated. Why do we continue to put on events that require students to have more money that they do?
- Offer free food at many of your events. We do an NLTC training at lunch and offer free food to get students to come. We recognize this helps many of them financially.
- Know where to get them help. We’ve referred our students to food pantries or other places to get food cheaper since they have a hard time with rent and groceries.
- What other ways can you think of to help lower income students succeed in Destino?