Advocacy for youth means making a commitment to stand by, with, and for young people. Advocacy helps to generate respect for youth and their issues among parishioners, business owners, Church leaders, elected officials, policy-makers, and key community leaders.
Be a Champion of Youth: Standing With, By, and For Young People explores advocacy as an essential component of a comprehensive and life-changing Catholic youth ministry. This book can serve as a primer for individual coordinators of youth ministry to gauge their own advocacy efforts or it could form the basis for empowering an entire youth ministry team or parish.
Copyright: Aug. 1, 2007
Size: 6 x 9
Length: 104 pages
what people are saying about Be a Champion of Youth
Review by Barb Legere, coordinator of youth ministry, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Spencerport, New York
Review by Becki Kaman, coordinator of youth ministry, Saint Francis of Assisi, Fulton, Maryland
Be a Champion of Youth: Standing With, By, and For Young People defines advocacy in concrete terms. In addition, advocacy is examined in light of the Scriptures and Catholic Tradition. Instruments for assessing and evaluating mindsets and efforts provide insights into current advocacy work. Inspiring examples of successful actions, ideas for helping youth find their own voices, a plan for building collaborative relationships with community organizations, and a vision for infusing advocacy into our parish and civic communities make this book a valuable resource for youth leaders, parish communities, and anyone who cares for and works with the young Church.
Review by Mary Kelly Mueller, coordinator of youth ministry, Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee, Kansas