You can make a difference!

There are several ways “YouCan” make a difference. Please consider joining us in one or more of the following ways.


Pray without ceasing. 

1 Thessalonians 5:17

We invite you to pray for the work God is doing through YouCan Missions. Please pray specifically for our volunteers, our mission partners, and the people we’re serving in Belize.

  • YouCan Missions Advisory Board
  • YouCan Missions Executive Board
  • Santa Elena Jaguar Scouts Troop #27
  • Ascension Lutheran Church & Youth Group
  • Santa Elena Baptist Preschool
  • Santa Elena Baptist Primary School
  • Santa Elena Baptist Church & Youth Group
  • Octavia Waight Centre (San Ignacio, BZ)
  • Neighborhood Watch Group (Santa Elena, BZ)
  • Schools/Churches in Cayo District

There’s no doubt that YouCan make a difference! Our organization is all about supporting and providing intergenerational and cross-cultural mission opportunities. This can be as simple as donating a pair of shoes or as big as serving with us on one of our teams in Belize. There are many ways you can be involved. Please see what inspires you and fits your schedule.


  • Donate items or give a tax-deductible financial gift.
  • Be a leader in your school, church, workplace, service organization, etc. and encourage others to donate items for those in need in Belize.
  • Help us get the big spring shipment of shoes and other supplies ready for Belize. The sorting and packing literally takes hundreds of volunteers. These volunteer events will take place in Wisconsin and Iowa. Please save the   date(s):

Ascension Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

  • SORTING: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (6:30-8:15 pm)
  • PACKING: Saturday, April 6, 2019 (8:30-11:30 am & 12:30-3:30 pm)
  • Lunch will be provided in between shifts on Saturday.
  • 901 County Road V, Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence, Iowa

  • SORTING: Friday, April 12, 2019 (TBD)
  • PACKING: Saturday, April 13, 2019 (8:30-11:30 am & 12:30-3:30 pm)
  • Lunch will be provided in between shifts on Saturday.
  • 512 5th St. NE,  Independence, IA 50644
  • Join us on 8-day mission trip to Belize. Team members are responsible for paying for their own expenses and need to be at least 13 years old. Our next YouCan Missions Team(s) will be serving in Belize: June 12-19, 2019 and June 21-28, 2019. For more information, please talk to Julie Boelter.

2019 YouCan Missions Teams – see flyer (attached)


Your contributions make a huge difference! Know that your donations are not only greatly appreciated, but also tax deductible. Learn more about the items we’re looking for and the projects we’re focusing on that “YouCan” help make happen with a financial gift.

Wish List… please think of us if you come across any of these items!

Projects… please consider a financial gift towards one of these ongoing efforts!

Shipping Costs for Donations for Belize It costs us approximately $6,000 each year to send our spring shipment of shoes and other supplies to Belize.

Santa Elena Jaguar Scouts Troop #27 We provide funding to this scout troop for education and leadership development programs. Our mission teams serve every summer with these amazing young Belizeans. Every three years, we partner with Ascension Lutheran Church (Fond du Lac, WI) to bring 10-12 of these youth to Wisconsin to serve in the Midwest. The relationship that exists between YouCan Missions and the Santa Elena Jaguar Scouts is truly unBELIZEable!

Santa Elena Baptist Primary School This is a Kindergarten through 8th Grade school in Belize that we helped build. We’ve supported this project since 2007. The school actually opened in 2013 and now has 6 teachers and almost 150 students. Not all the classrooms currently have adequate lighting and fans. Other needs that exist are completion of 3 rooms (classroom, media center, and school office) and improvement of the school yard so the children can safely play.

2020 YouCan Mission Team

Unfortunately, our mission trips to Belize were canceled this year due to COVID-19. However, you can follow our virtual mission, which will be posted on our blog page shortly. Feel free to do this whenever you want!