This formation experience is rooted in Gospel and Lasallian tradition while providing an opportunity to reinvigorate Lasallian Youth as we head toward the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants will have the opportunity to put a regional face to the Lasallian charism as youth gather for the first time in over 20 years at the United States and Canada level. Our current context provides what we believe is the perfect moment to join the forces of San Francisco-New Orleans, the Midwest, the District of Eastern North America, and Francophone-Canada for the Lasallian Youth event of the year. Please see the enclosures below for registration details, additional information, and important dates to keep in mind in anticipation of this event. We hope you will join us in making this the most successful event of the year.
In 2020, COVID-19 put an abrupt halt to each District’s annual Lasallian Youth Assembly (LYA). A longstanding tradition, this was the first time many Lasallians were unable to gather over the summer with friends and colleagues. Lasallian Youth Assemblies are an exciting time for students, and oftentimes the gateway experience to becoming committed Young Lasallians themselves. With COVID-19 still hovering in our midst, we want to take advantage of the unique ways of gathering that we have become accustomed to during this time. These circumstances present a great opportunity to bring LYA back for the summer of 2021 in a new and innovative way. With high hopes and expectations, we are proud to announce a one-day online Lasallian Youth Assembly for all Districts in the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) this summer.
Lasallian Youth Assembly: Mapping our Lasallian Future is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
Mr. Justin Martineu Associate Director for Mission & Ministry District of Eastern North America
STUDENT PARTICIPANT PROFILE
A balanced representation of rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Students who possess an openness to faith development and growth
Students with the capacity to catalyze change and be agents of change in their school communities
Students who are open to serve others and exhibit the qualities of servant leadership
Students who are currently involved in or open to potentially being involved with Lasallian Youth
Students who represent the diverse profile of their school communities in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, areas of involvement in the school community, gender, race, and socioeconomic background
Students who are actively involved in the life of the school community, along with students who have the potential to become more involved
Students who are willing and able to commit to the preparatory and follow up components of this gathering
MODERATOR PARTICIPANT PROFILE
Actively engaged in different areas of student life and programming at the local school community
Possesses an openness to faith development and growth
Currently serves as a Lasallian Youth moderator or is open to collaborating with current Lasallian Youth moderator(s) during the upcoming school year.
Has the ability to comfortably lead small groups in different activities including faith sharing and deepening one’s understanding of the Lasallian mission
Has the capacity to catalyze change and be agents of change in the school community
Exhibits a sense of commitment to the Lasallian mission and openness to deepening that commitment