Metro Immersion is an impactful opportunity for members of the community to engage with Metropolitan Ministries’ mission “to care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless” in an interactive way.

Participants immerse themselves in problems facing our community through educational activities and service assignments.  

Through the Metro Immersion experience, we aim to help participants:

  • Learn about poverty and homelessness through activities
  • Recognize the value that their service adds to Metropolitan Ministries and to the Tampa community
  • Brainstorm how each person can contribute to the community to make a positive impact on society

By participating, we hope that each person learns a little bit about the social issues behind their service at Metropolitan Ministries and is inspired to move towards being a more active, engaged member of the community.

Metro Immersion is a paid experience for children as young as 3rd graders through adults.

College Trips/Alternative Breaks

College and Alternative Break Metro Immersion experiences are customizable and can run from one to five days.  College students and advisors will participate in activities to better understand poverty and homelessness and then serve in various areas.  This, in conjunction with debriefs, discussions and reflection, help to bridge the gap between concepts and reality.

The cost varies based on the length of the trip, and the minimum group size is 10 participants.

Get Started:

Click here to fill out the form. If you have additional questions please email tejal.patel@metromin.org or call (813) 209-1209.

Church Trips

The Metro Immersion experience offers churches the opportunity to serve the Tampa community, while also learning about poverty and homelessness in an interactive way.  With the addition of Devotionals and Faith Sessions, participants can work towards making a spiritual connection with God through service.

The cost varies based on the length of the trip (trips range from one to five days), and the minimum group size is 10 participants.

Get Started:

Click here to fill out the form. If you have additional questions please email tejal.patel@metromin.org or call (813) 209-1209.

Corporate

Send a few representatives or bring your team for Corporate Metro Immersion!  This interactive half-day experience includes discussions and group activities to broaden participants’ views of homelessness and poverty and help build empathy for people who are struggling with these issues, all while having fun with the team and co-participants.

Program Agenda

The program costs $75 per participant and includes:

  • Interactive poverty education activities
  • The opportunity to engage with clients
  • A Guest Speaker
  • Lunch provided by Inside the Box, a Metropolitan Ministries Social Enterprise

Upcoming dates

  • January 25, 2019, 8:30am-1:00pm (Registration deadline: January 11, 2019)
  • May 17, 2019, 8:30am-1:00pm (Registration deadline: May 3, 2019)
  • September 13, 2019, 8:30am-1:00pm (Registration deadline: August 30, 2019)

Please note that we must have a minimum of 25 participants registered in order to proceed with the scheduled sessions.  In the event that the minimum is not met, you will be notified 2 weeks before your scheduled Metro Immersion and given the option to reschedule for a later session.

Get Started:

Click here to fill out the form. If you have additional questions please email tejal.patel@metromin.org or call (813) 209-1209.

CONTACT

Tejal Patel | 813.209.1209 | Tejal.Patel@metromin.org

School Field Trip

Metro Immersion Field Trips provide children and young adults with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the importance of community service.  Participants will learn about poverty and homelessness through age-appropriate activities and discussions.

Metro Immersion Field Trips are available for 3rd graders through 12th graders and are typically approximately 4 hours long.  The cost is $20 per participant and includes lunch in our Family Grill.

Get Started:

Click here to fill out the form. If you have additional questions please email tejal.patel@metromin.org or call (813) 209-1209.

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CONTACT

Tejal Patel | 813.209.1209 | Tejal.Patel@metromin.org