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)
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
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- 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