African American Catholic Youth & Young Adult Ministry Network
The National African American Catholic Youth & Young Adult Ministry Network(NAACYYAMN) was founded in 1986 by a group of youth ministers, diocesan youth staff, and directors of Black Catholic offices in response to the needs of African American youth ministers and youth. Since 1986, the network has provided a collective voice for African youth & young Adult Ministry on the diocesan level, regional and national levels. The Network is in contact through gathering and quarterly newsletter with circulation to over 200 youth and young adult ministers nationwide. Many of the dedicated youth ministers work as volunteers with thousands of youth throughout the country.
Calling together African American Youth & Young Adult Ministers on a diocesan, regional and national level; NAACYYAMN sets as its mission:
To implement the youth and young adult components of the National Black Catholic Pastoral Plan.
To enhance the Professional Development of African American Catholic Youth & Young Adult Ministers
To foster a support system for African American Youth Young Adult Ministers and nurture African American Youth
To challenge, tailor and implement existing National Diocesan and Regional programs to meet the total needs of African American Youth & Young Adults as well as their lay and religious leaders
To faster and develop opportunities that
To faster and develop opportunities that promotes African American Catholic youth to achieve academic, cultural and spiritual growth.
To address the spiritual and social needs of African American youth & young adults through Evangelization and youth catehesis.
Meet our Board Members
M. Annette Turner
Jesse V. Johnson
Vanessa Griffin Campbell