Thank you for your interest in the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). In order to facilitate your coverage of NCYC and to expedite on-site credentialing, please register using the link below. Also, be sure to check the Requirements for Media Participation prior to registering, as you will have to affirm that you will comply with these as part of registration.

As the primary participants of NCYC are high-school age youth, this process will assist the NFCYM with our mandate to create a safe environment for our participants. NO media personnel will be allowed into the secure NCYC areas (Long Beach Convention Center) without official NCYC Credentials.



In connection with participation in this conference as a member of the media, you must agree to:

  • Exhibit the highest ethical standards and personal integrity – Conduct myself in a professional manner, free from all forms of physical, psychological, sexual, and emotional intimidation, harassment, and abuse
  • Limit contact with participants to that which is appropriate to my role at the event
  • Avoid taking unfair advantage of any relationship for my own benefit/the benefit of my employer
  • Share concerns about suspicious or inappropriate behavior with event staff
  • Report any suspected abuse or neglect of a minor
  • Accept personal responsibility to protect minors and adults from all forms of abuse


  • Upon picking up their credentials, media representatives will need to certify that they can show proof of either testing negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to arrival in Indianapolis or full vaccination against COVID-19, if requested.
  • All participants will be required to wear a face covering (aka, mask) that covers their nose and mouth while in the Long Beach Convention Center, except during designated breaks and while actively eating or drinking in the designated areas.
  • Face covering should have two (2) or more layers of breathable fabric, which completely cover the nose and mouth, are secured under the chin, fit snuggly against the face without gaps, and have a nose wire to prevent air leaking from the top of the mask. Face shields alone, masks with exhalation valves, single-layer bandannas, bandannas that open below the chin, single-layer gaiters, scarves, and costume masks are unacceptable.
  • NFCYM reserves the right to eject, rescind NCYC credentials, and bar from entry (with no right to refund) anyone who fails to abide by the COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the appropriate codes of conduct, or the behavior guidelines. Responsibility for transportation home remains with the participant or his/her guardian/chaperone.
  • Full COVID mitigation details are posted on the main NCYC page.



The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) gathers thousands of Catholic teens, parish youth ministry coordinators, bishops, pastors, parents, school campus ministers, adult chaperones, coaches, scout leaders, and diocesan leaders from across the United States. Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), the three-day experience offers an opportunity for young people to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship. NCYC provides teens and their leaders time for prayer, service, reconciliation, eucharist, and recreation. For more information about the National Catholic Youth Conference, visit


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There’s still time to support the NCYC Scholarship fund! All donations (up to $250,000) are currently matched until June 30, 2022.


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,” and the Director of Formation and Events for Vagabond Missions. Chika is a part of a beautiful Nigerian family, loves her coffee black, and desires sainthood for herself and you! You can learn more about Chika, purchase her book, and leave a prayer request on her website:

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.