Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. Ministry with adolescents helps young people learn what it means to follow Jesus Christ and to live as his disciples today, empowering them to serve others and to work toward a world built on the visions and values of the reign of God.
Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. Ministry with adolescents recognizes the importance of each of the faith communities (family, parish, Catholic school, youth serving organization) in helping young people grow in faith as they experience life in community and actively participate in the mission of Jesus Christ and his Church.
Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. Ministry with adolescents fosters positive adolescent development and growth in both Christian discipleship and Catholic identity. Promoting the growth of young and older adolescents means addressing their unique developmental, social, and religious needs and nurturing the qualities and assets necessary for positive development.