The National Catholic Youth Conference
November 21-24, 2019
The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes keynote addresses, prayer, workshops, opportunities for reconciliation and Eucharistic adoration, recreational activities, concerts, exhibits, and stadium Mass. Parish and Catholic high school groups in the archdiocese register, travel and participate as part of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee delegation.
Forms and Resources for Group Leaders
NCYC General FAQ Page
Local Teens Explore Faith With Thousands of Others At National Catholic Youth Conference - Catholic Herald Article - November 28, 2017
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee sent a delegation of 274 to the 2015 NCYC. There were 209 teens, 40 volunteer chaperones, 21 youth ministers and 4 priests. They represented 27 parishes and one Catholic high school. They have returned - full of energy, memories, and faith - ready to bring their enthusiasm for the faith into their friendships, families, work, service, and parish involvement.
YOUTH RETURN FROM CONFERENCE ‘ENERGIZED’ IN FAITH - Catholic Herald Article - December 10, 2015
History of NCYC
NCYC began in 1983 following in the footsteps of its predecessor conference, the CYO biennial national convention. In its early days, NCYC was held regionally, one session for each coast. Combined attendance at the regional conferences was a few thousand. In 1991, the two conferences merged into one national event. In the mid 1990s interest in NCYC began to increase. Today, NCYC draws 20,000+ youth and adults for three days of catechesis, prayer, service, and recreation.