Denominational Youth Organizations and Programs
Youth in Theology and Ministry (YTM)
Sponsored by Saint John's School of Theology/Seminary in Collegeville, MN, YTM fosters vocations and ministerial leadership in high school youth, their parish professional and volunteer youth ministers, and undergraduate theology majors. It is for youth that have had positive experiences of Church and want to gather with other like-minded youth to explore faith, leadership, and their vocation. It is also for adult youth ministers and religious education coordinators (professional and volunteer) who need and want further theological education.
National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry(Washington, DC)
A nonprofit organization devoted to fostering the development of youth ministry within the Catholic Church in the United States.
Ministries with Young People (Episcopal Church, NY)
A departmental cluster in the Service, Education, and Witness Unit of the Episcopal Church Center includes Children's Ministries, Youth Ministries, and Resources for Educators.
Forum for Adults in Youth Ministry (FAYM) (Columbus Pike, Delaware)
A professional organization for youth workers dedicated to increasing the professionalism of the field of youth ministry in the eyes of the church.
Presbyterian Youth Connection (Louisville, KY)
The national youth ministry organization of the PCUSA, seeks to connect young people to each other, the whole church, and the whole world through faith in Jesus Christ.
Department of Youth Ministry (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) (St. Louis, MO)
This Department of the Lutheran Church?Missouri Synod supports and serves congregations in their ministry with youth in the church.
YouthScape (Southern Baptist Convention) (Nashville, TN)
A youth ministry resource site of the Southern Baptist Convention.
American Baptist Girls (American Baptist Churches-USA )
American Baptist ministry to girls ages 8 to 17.
Youth Department, the Wesleyan Church (Indianapolis, IN)
The youth program of the Wesleyan Church.
UCC Youth (Cleveland, OH)
The Youth Department of the United Church of Christ.
Youth Ministries, Church of the Brethren (Elgin, IL)
Youth ministries resources for Church of the Brethren.
Nazarene Youth International (Church of the Nazarene) (Kansas City, MO)
Youth ministry of the Church of the Nazarene.
Teens for Christ
Teen web page for Churches of Christ youth.
Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (New York, NY)
Youth program of the Greek Orthodox Church.
NCSY, the National Conference of Synagogue Youth(New York, NY)
NCSY is a multi-faceted Jewish Youth group, which is open to all Jewish youth regardless of background and affiliation. Offering social and educational programming in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada, NCSY is a leader in bringing unaffiliated youth an awareness of what Judaism is all about.
United Synagogue Youth (New York, NY)
The high school age affiliate of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, brings Jewish teens great programs and friends in their synagogue and around the world to transform Jewish leaders for the next generation.
B'Nai B'rith Youth Organization (Washington, DC)
The world's largest Jewish youth organization.
North American Federation of Temple Youth (New York, NY)
The youth arm of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, NFTY is comprised of over 450 Temple youth Groups (TYG's) throughout the United States and Canada. These TYG's are in turn divided into 20 regions, each of which operate as part of the UAHC regional office in its area. The overall purposes of NFTY are to instill Jewish identity, foster commitment to the ideals and values of Reform Judaism, and increase synagogue participation in high school youth. These purposes are pursued in a framework which emphasizes the development of personal and leadership skills in a wholesome, social, Jewish environment.
Young Religious Unitarian Universalists
Throughout a network of local youth groups, district youth conferences, and continental events, seeks to develop a loving community of youth. Focuses on youth empowerment, religious and social questioning, youth and adult cooperation, worship, learning, fellowship, and social action.
Girls and Boys Town (Boys'Town, NE)
Resources and training for ministries related especially to youth and families at risk, stressing faith skills and relationships. Sponsors the Girls and Boys Town Center for Adolescent and Family Spirituality. A source for multi-cultural materials and resources for parenting and pastoring deaf children. Theological base: Roman Catholic
Friends Youth (Newberg, OR)
The Youth division of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers).
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Home and Family Division, Youth Materials - resources for youth, parents and youth leaders