Vision Statement: Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and CYO
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and CYO in the Diocese of Cleveland is committed to forming youth and young adults and those who accompany them into missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.
In Youth Ministry we do this by: Empowering young leaders; hosting dynamic youth events; supporting youth ministry teams; and training adults.
In Young Adult Ministry we do this by: Supporting young adult ministry groups; hosting dynamic young adult events and programs; and by building faith based coalitions with young adult movements and young adult groups.
CYO inspires young people to know God, to love God, and to serve God through athletics.
We do this by: integrating faith into all aspects of CYO athletic programs; providing an organizational structure that enables CYO members to compete in a Christian environment; and by operating an athletic program that places children and their faith formation as the most important priority of CYO.
Our Office Serves You By Providing:
- Education and Trainings for Adults
- Joint Certification and Training for Ministers
- Avenues by Design: Youth Ministry Specialization
- CYO Coaches and Designee Training
- Youth Ministry E-News
- Parish Cluster Services
- Strong Catholic Families Initiative
- Strengths and Engagements Training
- Parish Trainings and Consultations
As well as:
- Youth Ministry Leadership Team Training
- Developing Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Services
- New Youth Minister Orientation
- Volunteer Management
- Assistance in Creating Job Descriptions and Hiring Youth Ministers
- Integrate Youth Ministry and Religious Education
- Parish-Based Junior High Summer Camps
- Develop Junior High Youth Ministry
- Catechetical Programs for Adolescents
- Inter-Parish Youth Ministry Models
- Young Adult Ministry and Services
- Youth and Young Adult Retreat Models
- Social Justice Programs