Resources

Resources:
 
Here you will be able to find a list of resources you can use in your youth ministry!
 
Good Youth Programs:

Summer Youth Conferences/Camps:

Missionary Opportunities:

  • Catholic Heart Camp:  Catholic Heart Workcamp has formed this ministry across the country and beyond. With 13,000 people in over 50 different cities, youth groups and schools have joined together to serve as Christ modeled. As bold Catholics we embrace this challenge to put ourselves aside to serve and restore homes and hearts, feed the hungry, lift the spirits of children, give hope to the disabled, and provide help through partnerships with social agencies.
  • FOCUS Missionaries:  FOCUS has been working to reach college and university students at perhaps the most critical stage of their lives.  Today, over 265 missionaries on nearly sixty college campuses across the country are effectively reaching thousands of college students.  For more information email info@focus.org or call 303-962-5750.
  • Life Teen Missionaries:  Life Teen Missions are committed to forming young adults, couples and families to become lifelong missionaries who love youth and believe in God's transforming power.  For more information contact Chris Benzinger (cbenzinger@lifeteen.com)
  • NET Ministries Missionaries:  Each year approximately 120 young adults ages 18-28 volunteer nine months of their lives to serve on the NET teams.  These young adults are placed on eleven teams of 8-14 people.  The travel the country and help reach youth during retreats and sharing the message of God's love.  For more information contact Matt Reiswig (mattr@netusa.org)

Grants & Scholarships:

  • Scholarships for OYYAM Youth Events:  The Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry administers a scholarship fund to assist parishes in underwriting participation in qualifying OYYAM sponsored youth ministry events.
  • St. Mary Press - Bible Grant:  Since 2000, Saint Mary's Press has donated Catholic Youth Bibles to inner-city and rural disadvantaged Catholic high schools and ministries, and to youth in detention centers throughout the United States.
  • Catholic Youth Foundation USA:  Catholic Youth Foundation USA awards financial grants to parish, diocesan, and national initiatives.  Grant projects are activities, events, strategies, or campaigns designed to train youth and coordinators for youth ministry, to develop new approaches to comprehensive youth ministry, and to respond to the needs of today's young church.

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