Young Lasallians are a group of spirited individuals (ages 16-35) who are actively involved in the Lasallian educational mission.
The Young Lasallians movement awakens awareness of the personal and collective vocational journey of youth and young adults on a personal, professional, and spiritual level to go beyond their boundaries to reach out so that they, and those who they accompany, may have life, and have it in its fullest. (John 10:10)
- Why is there a focus on this age group in particular? Young Lasallians represent a vital and viable group of individuals who have been positively impacted by the Lasallian mission and who are open to being more deeply connected to the Lasallian heritage and mission in their work and in their lives.
- Following in the footsteps of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, himself an innovator in his time, Young Lasallians display a bold creativity in the world of today. Young Lasallians commit themselves to a multitude of service projects in favor of the poor, children and young people, education, the environment and other needs inspired by the Lasallian mission and spirit. They help advance the mission at local, national and international levels.
- Young Lasallians are constructing agents of a world of love and act in association with the Lasallian family and in collaboration with all persons and groups of good will.
Five Characteristics of Young Lasallians
- Vocation to be lived in reference to the charism of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and his values
- Life of faith which discovers God in everyday reality in the light of Scripture and, for persons of other religions, according to their own sacred texts
- Community experience lived in diverse ways and according to the identity of each one
- Mission associated with the educational service of the poor and which implies a certain duration of time
- Universal openness which transcends the person and the local reality
Rise & Serve
Rise & Serve is a unifying service campaign that is based on our Lasallian Region of North America’s (RELAN) Spring into Action initiative. This campaign allows the sharing of service projects on social media channels. We are aware of the many service projects that Young Lasallians from our different Districts and schools continue to be part of and we are hoping to highlight these to be able to learn from each other by sharing best practices, and that same time, inspire a lot more groups and individuals to engage themselves in serving the last, the lost and the least. Learn more about the Rise & Serve campaign on the Institute’s website
Who is a Young Lasallian?
This demographic group in the Lasallian family includes:
High school students who participate in Lasallian Youth activities and are inspired by the values of the Lasallian educational mission
College and university students who are attending a Lasallian college or university
Graduates of a Lasallian high school who are seeking to stay connected to the Lasallian family
Young Lasallian Professionals (up to age 35) who are faculty and staff serving in schools and identified as having a vocation as Lasallian Educators
De La Salle Brothers
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DENA Young Lasallians Steering Committee
Christian Brothers Academy
Sophia Cartagena (Chair)
TIDES Family Services
West Warwick, RI
Philip De Rita
District of Eastern North America
DENA Representative to RELAN YL Council
RELAN representative to the International Council of Young Lasallians
Christian Brothers Conference
DENA Representative to RELAN YL Council
Calvert Hall College High School
DENA Office of Mission and Ministry
Accompaniment of the DENA Young Lasallian Council
NEWS > Young Lasallians on the Move
The 3rd International Symposium of Young Lasallians (ISYL) gathered Young Lasallians from around the world at the Generalate in Rome February 2014. The purpose was to develop common and international Young Lasallian Mission Objectives for the Young Lasallian (YL) Movement across the Lasallian Network into the future.