Availability: Thursday-Saturday, all day.
Fees: $499 per person for 2019; price varies per year.
The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. Teens and their group leaders enjoy speakers, workshops, live music, electrifying large sessions, an amazing closing liturgy, and exploring faith in a supportive environment. Perhaps best of all teens are part of an enormous community of peers who love Jesus, who embrace their Catholic heritage and aren’t afraid to show it! Teens and youth leaders can together harness the experience and bring it back to their parishes. The thematic park is a unique venue incorporating traditional exhibits with interactive, educational and recreational activities. A must see!!
NCYC began in 1983 following in the footsteps of its predecessor conference, the CYO biennial national convention. In its early days, NCYC was held regionally, one session for each coast. Combined attendance at the regional conferences was a few thousand. In 1991, the two conferences merged into one national event. In the mid 1990s, interest in NCYC began to increase. Today, NCYC draws 25,000+ youth and adults for three days of catechesis, prayer and worship, service and recreation and celebration of the Sacraments.
NCYC will again be in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 21-23, 2019. The theme is, “BLESSED * BROKEN * GIVEN”. More than 23,000 attendees are expected to participate. NCYC is an unbelievable event that will help your ministry grow as you experience a sense of the “UNIVERSAL” CHURCH!
WHAT MAKES THIS CONFERENCE SO UNIQUE? The NCYC is the largest Catholic youth gathering in the U.S. with up to 23,000 young people and adult chaperones attending from all over the country, including approximately 320 young people and adults from the Diocese of Cleveland.
2019 NCYC Important Documents & Resources
(Please Note: Not all links are currently active)
NCYC On the Web – Official Website
NCYC LOGO USE GUIDELINES
The official NCYC logos may be reprinted on apparel, conference related printed and digital materials, and on other promotional items not for sale and not in competition with the sale of promotional items by NFCYM.
These logos are for use by delegations and their designated merchandisers only. Third parties DO NOT have permission to use these logos to print and sell NCYC branded materials.
The general NCYC logo has been updated in 2019 with a font update and tighter brand tie-in with the NFCYM logo.
GENERAL NCYC LOGO
Feel free to utilize these logos for conference related websites, and delegation promotional materials.
This is a White and Cranberry logo, used best on a dark background. The downloadable format comes in two version, a .png which has no background, and a .jpg which has the poster background.
This is a downloadable poster that can be utilized as you begin your NCYC promotion and formation of your group.
Financial Assistance Forms
Scholarships/Grants from NFCYM
For the National Catholic Youth Conference in 2019 the following scholarships and grants will be available:
- Registration Scholarships Offered – Full registration covered for NCYC 2019. Up to 500 total awarded.
- Travel and Lodging Grants – Grants will be disbursed to aid with costs associated with travel and lodging for NCYC. Up to $65,000 total will be awarded.
Anticipated Disbursement Breakdown:
50% of funding goes towards under-represented communities.
50% of funding goes towards economic need.