Becoming a Vocation Partner

YTM Vocation Partners

Is your religious or lay community interested in cultivating young leadership within the Church and sharing your experiences of religious life with discerning youth?

YTM is looking to foster relationships with communities like yours.

  • What does YTM offer?
    -Youth are introduced to discernment, spiritual practices, theology, and the concept of vocation.
    -This 2-week Institute builds leadership and ministerial skills for youth and college-aged counselors.
    -Religious communities have the opportunity to leave a legacy in the young church.

  • What are we asking for?
    -Spiritual support: pray for us
    -Encouragement & partnership
    -Building relationship & mentorship
    -Financial support

The Sisters of St. Benedict support YTM. Here's why.

S. Judy Kramer, OSBDuring the closing days of the Summer Institute, the Summer I youth are given a challenge: between their first and second summer, they are to plan and implement a leadership project back in their home community. They present these projects to a YTM Vocation Partner community during their second summer in the program.

My community heard several incredible presentations, from a group who undertook an ambitious beautification project on their parish grounds, to a pair of young women who painted a mural at their church, to a team who started and led discussion groups for youth and parents as part of their parish's faith formation program.

The ancient Benedictine motto of ora et labora, "prayer and work," is finding new energy and expression through the youth who participate in YTM. We are so pleased to continue supporting YTM as a Vocation Partner community.

-Sister Judy Kramer, OSB, member of Saint Benedict's Monastery in Saint Joseph, MN.


  • For more information about partnering with YTM, please contact: Jeff Kaster, director, at 320-363-2620, or [email protected].