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Advocacy #3

We ask young people to speak for their own needs and advocate for their peers


Our vision of pastoral ministry with young people proposes an approach that attends to a wide spectrum of needs and attuned to the distinct developmental, social, cultural, and religious needs as well. We remain focused on young people. Yet we recognize that the day has passed when one program or structure could respond to the needs of many. (Renewing the Vision)


Effective and comprehensive pastoral ministry with young people calls for a regular assessment of the needs of young people where young people are involved in this assessment. Any corresponding ministry to young people should be evaluated in light of the needs outlined in the assessment process.

Suggested Implementation

Methods for Evaluation

Within the same calendar year as you attempt to address this concern, delegate individuals, both young and old, to ask: