Youth Ambassadors

Program Overview

The Youth Ambassador program allows young people from across the country to take a servant-leader role in NCYC. Group leaders are encouraged to create a team (or teams!) to provide a welcoming presence and assistance with specific breakout session-related tasks at NCYC.

A team consists of four youth and an adult liaison. The adult liaison works with the ambassadors before their NCYC arrival and helps coordinate their participation onsite. There is no limit to the number of teams a group may propose, but each team must have an adult liaison.

Tasks

Before

  • Participate in online training

During

  • Participate in a one-hour orientation meeting at NCYC.
  • Assist with assigned breakout session duties, which may include:
    • Leading prayer
    • Introducing speakers and performers
    • Greeting participants at the doors
    • Facilitating the flow of people entering and exiting the room
    • Providing support to presenters

After

  • Participate in online evaluation

Eligibility

The Youth Ambassador program is open to NCYC registered young people who meet the following requirements:

  • In high school in the fall of 2023
  • Active in parish/school ministry
  • Comfortable and confident in leading prayer
  • Enthusiastic faith-witness
  • Exhibit a welcoming presence
  • Recommended by a ministry/pastoral leader

Please note:

We are not able to accommodate individual breakout session requests. Teams will be assigned based on programmatic needs.

Selection Process

Group leaders, or their designates, identify ambassadors. The NCYC Project Team suggests group leaders base selection on the eligibility requirements above and recommendations from a ministry leader.

Four young people and one adult liaison comprise one Ambassador Team. (Groups may register more than one team, but each team must have its own adult liaison).

Following acceptance, NFCYM will forward team members details regarding pre-NCYC training and onsite orientation sessions.

Preparation

Youth and adult liaisons should review the online ambassador training materials and other information provided by NFCYM before arrival at NCYC.

Liaison Prep Webinar

Coming soon!

Registration Fee

The fee for the Youth Ambassador Program is $40 per team ($10 per youth/no charge for adult liaison.) The fee covers training materials and the cost of t-shirts for ambassadors to wear during NCYC.

Sponsor

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry sponsors NCYC.

Questions

Delegation leaders with questions about the Youth Ambassador program should contact Denise York at [email protected] or Chris Leach at [email protected].

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ABOUT NFCYM

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

You will now be directed to NFCYM.ORG to complete registration.

2022 Emcee

Chika Anyanwu

Chika Anyanwu is a Catholic evangelist, youth & young adult minister, the author of “My Encounter: How I Met Jesus in Prayer”. Chika is a part of a beautiful Nigerian family, loves her coffee black, and desires sainthood for herself and you!

2022 Emcee

Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR

Father Agustino Torres, CFR, is a priest with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal based in the Bronx, New York. He is the founder of Corazon Puro, an organization dedicated to forming youth. He hosts the EWTN television shows Icons and Clic con Corazon Puro in Spanish. Father Agustino was one of the friars who founded Catholic Underground, an apostolate of the Friars of the Renewal, and the  Casa Guadalupe (women) and JPII (men) houses of discernment. He is internationally sought to address topics such as the Church’s teachings about human sexuality, vocational discernment, and missionary discipleship.