Our Priorities

We’re committed to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

A Bright Future for the Church

The Mission of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.

In order to accomplish this mission, NFCYM is focused on four organizational goals and have set a five-year strategy to work toward achieving these goals. 

Five-Year Strategy

Strategic Goal

Empower 15,000 ministers over the next five years to advocate for young people to be an integral voice within their local faith communities.

Accomplished through aligning the work of NFCYM in the following four focus areas:

  1. Embrace the Essential Elements of Comprehensive Youth Ministry
  2. Embrace the Profession and Practice of a Youth Ministry Leader
  3. Understand and Engage Youth as Protagonists
  4. Support the Growth of the Domestic Church


Organizational Goals

Goal #1

Support, engage, and develop members to make a greater impact in the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Goal #2

Equip members to identify and enable adults in ministry to respond to the diverse needs and gifts of young people.

Goal #3

Equip members to provide opportunities for encounters with Christ through dynamic engagements that foster mature discipleship and authentic accompaniment among adult leaders and young people.

Goal #4

Equip members to partner with parents to enhance their confidence and ability to accompany their children to seek, know, and love Christ.

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Yazmín Maní Malone

Pastoral Juvenil Hispana Coordinator,
Diocese of Austin

Diocesan Member

"NFCYM has accompanied me in reaching out to like minded professionals to better provide service (ministry) to adolescents. NFCYM has allowed me to network and grow professionally.

'Youth as Protagonists' has been essential to Pastoral Juvenil Hispana in the Diocese of Austin."

Eva P. Delgado

Youth Minister, St. Christopher Church

Associate Member

"The various resources have helped me keep our program exciting and vibrant. NFCYM has provided me with shared information via webinars, workshops, conferences, outreach, and opportunities that are very informative to help make my ministry successful.

NFCYM is an open forum for me to seek material, guidance and support in keeping the youth ministry program successful."