At CYIA, young people ages 12 and up are trained to serve in their local CEF chapter in 5-Day Clubs and other gospel outreaches to children over the summer.
Teens, ages 14 and up, are trained as Summer Missionaries (SMs), who learn firsthand the nuts and bolts of the true missons experience, including intensive training, gaining real-life experience with teaching and counseling children, and participating in basic support raising. Teens may opt to volunteer their time or apply to use their time as a compensated, temporary part-time job.
Pre-teens (ages 12-13), are trained as Missionary Assistants (MAs), who help share club responsibilities such as teaching memory verses, leading songs, and aiding the Summer Missionaries in other club details. Missionary assistants are considered volunteers.