¶ 1208. Youth Service Fund-There shall be a Youth Service Fund.
1. Organization-The Youth Service Fund shall be a means of stewardship education and mission support of youth within The United Methodist Church. As a part of the Fund’s cultivation, youth shall be challenged to assume their financial responsibilities in connection with the total program and budget of the church of which they are members. Local church treasurers shall send the full amount of Youth Service Fund offerings to the treasurer of the annual conference, who shall retain seventy percent of the amount for distribution by the annual conference council on youth ministry. The annual conference treasurer shall send the remaining thirty percent monthly to the treasurer of the General Council on Finance and Administration to be forwarded to the General Board of Discipleship, Division on Ministries With Young People. All other Youth Service Fund money raised in the annual conference shall be divided in the same manner and distributed in the same way.
2. Project Review-The youth network of the Division on Ministries With Young People shall constitute a project review committee to advise the network in the selection of projects. The project review committee shall be composed of five youth and one adult who are members of the Division on Ministries With Young People. The projects shall be chosen according to the policies and criteria established by the youth network of the Division on Ministries With Young People.
3. A minimum of 70 percent of the general portion of the Youth Service Fund shall be used to fund Youth Service Fund projects; the remaining amount shall be used for office resourcing and Youth Service Fund promotion and interpretation. United Methodist Communications shall assist the Division on Ministries With Young People in the promotion and interpretation of the Youth Service Fund.