Youth Leadership and Outreach

Youth Leadership

Archdiocesan Youth Leadership Team (AYLT)

The AYLT is comprised of youth leaders from across the Archdiocese who serve as the voice of the youth in the ADW and provide leadership in their parishes, communities, deaneries, regions and the Archdiocese at large. Responsibilities include helping to plan and participating in the Mass and Rally for Life, being a part of the LITE core team, planning regional/deanery events, and assisting at Archdiocesan events.

Leaders Inspired to Evangelize (LITE)

LITE is a four-day, three-night conference/retreat focusing on evangelization and leadership development for Catholic youth entering grades 10-12.  Inspiring youth to evangelize is the heart of the LITE experience. Centered on the Eucharist, youth are called and empowered to be disciples of Christ and to share that call with their peers.  Based on relational/interactive youth ministry principles, LITE forms youth through peer-led interactive learning experiences, presentations, and small groups.

Outreach

By being present with the poor and vulnerable, the Office of Youth Ministry is building a culture of solidarity in the Archdiocese of Washington and the global community. As a central and essential element of our faith, Catholic social teaching is at the heart of our youth’s involvement with the less fortunate.

The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • The Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God’s Creation

Contact the Office of Youth Ministry to learn more.