YMT Australia is a national youth organisation that has been operating throughout Australia since 1986. YMT provides young people with a dynamic and relevant encounter with the Gospel, empowering them to make positive life choices. Each team is comprised of young men and women who defer career or tertiary studies for 12 months to volunteer as full-time youth ministers in schools and parishes. The focus of YMT’s ministry is two-dimensional. The first dimension involves facilitating programs in high schools for Years 7 to 12. Further to this work in schools, YMT offers a range of follow up options including school holiday camps, conference days, youth group seminars and a mentoring program. YMT currently has teams based in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne and ministers to approximately 18,000 students every year.