What We’re Doing

We are working in collaboration with Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa and the Diocese of Masaka, Uganda to resource and equip Catholic youth ministry leaders throughout the diocese. All of our efforts are backed by the diocese and are focused on one primary goal: empowering young people to share the Gospel.

How We’re Doing It

Full-Time Catholic Youth Ministers

Full-Time Youth Ministers

Our primary goal is to fund the hiring of full-time parish youth ministers throughout the diocese. These new paid ministry positions are the first of their kind anywhere in Uganda – Ronald (the man pictured above) is the first EVER full-time parish youth minister in the country. By paying full-time youth ministers like Ronald, we are empowering them to dedicate all their energy towards reaching and serving young people.

Parish Youth Ministry Budgets

Parish Youth Ministry Budgets

We’re providing parishes with a working budget for youth ministry, something they’ve never had before. This budget allow leaders and young people to spend more time evangelizing and less time fundraising. Their youth ministry budget covers things like transportation, food, supplies, bibles, rosaries and more. Having a budget to cover those things is a game changer.

Ongoing Formation

Ongoing Leader Formation

We send a team of ministry leaders to Uganda every summer to provide ongoing formation to local youth ministers through our youth ministry leaders conference, parish consultations, and deanery-wide training events. We also provide funding and resources to the diocesan youth office to continue ongoing formation efforts year round.

We are also proud sponsors of the Dare For More Youth Conference – the largest conference for Catholic young people in Uganda.  We partner with Lifeteen Uganda to help fund and support this amazing weekend event for over a thousand young people.  A portion of the Reignite Uganda budget goes to help fund evangelistic events like Dare For More.

What It Costs

To hire TWO full-time parish youth ministers and give their parish a budget for youth ministry costs $500/month.

Percentage Breakdown

SALARY.  Our youth ministers are paid $200 (USD) per month. This salary is slightly higher than that of a full-time teacher in Masaka region of Uganda. Each parish has 2 full-time youth ministers.

BUDGET.  The parishes we partner with are given a monthly budget of $60 (USD) – that’s 3 times most parishes’ ANNUAL youth ministry budget.

DIOCESE.  We’ve built our ministry in Uganda around the diocesan structure. The diocesan office (made up of all volunteers) oversees the parish youth ministers and helps us hire new youth ministers as our ministry expands. To help with this effort, a small portion of the parish youth ministry funds ($40) goes to the diocesan youth office.

The very real costs of additional ongoing support/training for youth ministers, transfer/processing fee and the administrative costs of our ministry in Uganda are not included in these numbers.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

In order to make our ministry in Uganda possible – and for us to continue to hire additional local youth ministers – we need financial support from people like you. Because our ministry supports youth ministers in Uganda with a monthly salary and budget, we’re looking for a recurring donation of as little as $3/month.

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For as little as $3/month, you can support Catholic youth ministry around the world. Your contribution helps support ProjectYM’s mission of equipping Catholic youth ministers through four main projects:

In Masaka, Uganda

MASAKA, UGANDA

We are working in collaboration with Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa and the Diocese of Masaka, Uganda to resource and equip Catholic youth ministry leaders throughout the diocese. All of our efforts are backed by the diocese and are focused on one primary goal: empowering young people to share the Gospel.

In Chattanooga, TN

CHATTANOOGA, TN

We have partnered with the Diocese of Knoxville to setup our first domestic mission base in Chattanooga, TN. We’re working to to support parish youth ministry programs in Chattanooga  – most of which are run mostly by volunteers. Because of the generosity of our supporters, the ProjectYM team is able to provide free ongoing training and formation for local youth workers and their volunteer teams, as well as running youth-focused programming and events.

Digital Resources

ONLINE/DIGITAL RESOURCES

We are leading the field in developing online and digital resources for Catholic youth workers. Your support also enables our team  to provide regular online training and conferences free to youth ministers and their volunteers.

Parish Training

PARISH TRAINING

Our team is on the road year-round providing onsite training and consulting for parish youth ministry teams across the US and Canada. The more people that come on board as supporters, the more parishes and dioceses we can visit!

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