A: California Youth Rush is a ten-week summer program. It usually begins in early June and ends in mid August.
A: Yes. There is a “home leave” weekend in the middle of the summer. There is also a multi-day spiritual event at the end of the summer where all the students from different programs get together.
A: Most Youth Rush programs in Central California drive to Soquel for the second weekend of camp meeting.
A: We work Sunday-Thursday.
A: Commission is 35%. At the end of the program, students who complete all ten weeks will receive an additional 15% retroactive commission bonus.
A: You will be paid by check at least twice per month.
A: The matching scholarship comes from the educational institution which you, the student, are attending. Different schools have different policies—check with your school. Most schools simply want actual funds, plus a statement from us explaining your summer earnings. We provide this statement to every student after the end of the summer. Note: Some schools do not provide matching scholarships.
A: Yes, you will still receive your full earnings, even if you decide to attend a non-SDA school. However, certain SDA schools provide a matching scholarship amount in addition to your canvassing earnings.
A: Students can elect to receive 5% of their donations on Fridays. However, this will reduce end-of-the-summer earnings which may be subject to the SDA school matching scholarship.
A: The Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists sponsors the Youth Rush programs within its territory.
A: Yes, you may request a certain location assignment or to be with a certain other student. However, because of the complexities of program balancing (gender, age, experience, territory, etc.), we cannot please everyone, and we do not guarantee that your request will be granted. (Hint: Early applicants get their requests more often.)
Q: What documents will I need to bring to the program in order to verify my eligibility for employment in the United States?
A: The federal I-9 employment authorization form explains what documents are required.