Champions of Youth

Be a champion by supporting Catholic youth!


Young people are the future of the Church! Champions of Youth is a way to encourage them, support them, and inspire them to fully embrace the way of Christ in our world today. Champions of Youth is the OYM/CYO annual giving program. Adults who care about youth have a prime opportunity to invest in young people and the Church of tomorrow.

Champions of Youth is at the heart of OYM/CYO. Please consider joining! Composed of men and women from parishes across the Archdiocese, Champions of Youth supports OYM/CYO through volunteer work, financial contributions and ongoing prayers and sacrifices for our young people. The generosity of the Champions of Youth helps 25,000 youth served through CYO sports, and countless others through parish ministry, retreats, leadership training, conferences and much more.

“This is what is needed: a Church for young people, which will know how to speak to their heart and enkindle, comfort, and inspire enthusiasm in it with the joy of the Gospel and the strength of the Eucharist; a Church which will know how to invite and to welcome the person who seeks a purpose for which to commit His whole existence; a Church which is not afraid to require much, after having given much; which does not fear asking from young people the effort of a noble and authentic adventure, such as that of following the Gospel.”

~ Pope John Paul II, 1995 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

For information on this essential giving program, contact Kevin E. Donoghue in the Office of Youth Ministry and CYO for more information at 202-281-2465 for a membership brochure.