Ministry in schools is what we do. It’s our great “WHY”, our reason to be, our passion and our expertise. After over 30 Years of serving Catholic High Schools in this country with themes of social justice, self-image, relationships, knowing God, and leadership, we are confident that Catholic Educators can put their trust in us to provide a high quality retreat experience that caters to the needs of their students. Another way YMT is distinct in its approach is that we offer a range of follow up opportunities for students. We are not the “sow and go” types! We run youth groups in each city we are in, camps each term and have a blog with faith and leadership content that can be accessed through our social media channels.
It’s really important that our programs are seen as a framework that can be adjusted to the needs of one-year group to the next. We aren’t ashamed to acknowledge that teachers know their students better than us, and it’s the collaboration with teachers that we look forward to, and that enhances our ministry and achieves our outcomes. Of course, if teachers prefer a more hands off approach, we can work with that too! Simply let us know the theme of the day you’d like us to focus on, any specific pastoral needs we need to be aware of, pick a day and time and let us do the rest.
Each YMT reflection day or retreat has a multitude of message driven and process driven elements, rounding out the day well for the students. Rural or regional schools need not miss out on booking the team. We travel as far as Ballarat, Bathurst, Cowra, Kalgoorlie, and often do trips interstate to Adelaide, Canberra and Tasmania. It’s just a matter of getting in touch! Alternatively, click here to download a copy of our schools information booklet. (link schools pdf.