Founded in 1975, Sierra Service Project was inspired by and modeled after Appalachian Service Project. Originally founded by several United Methodist Church ministers, SSP is now an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We maintain a close affiliation with the United Methodist Church, but we also draw participants from a number of other denominations.
SSP’s “traditional” youth program is centered around youth groups, most young people are part of a group. SSP believes that young people develop a strong and deep understanding of God’s gifts and God’s grace through the direct experience of being in service to others.