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Summers can be overwhelming for Youth Ministers – with so many different events offered that bless the teenage soul, how does a Leader discern which opportunities are the best “fit” for the teens in their specific youth group? When do you take teens to camp for a week and when is the young soul ready for Leadership Training?
The good news is that Life Teen has a little something for every teen and every parish. We’re here to help ensure that all teens – no matter where they are on their faith journey – have an encounter with the God Who loves them and the Church He loved us enough to begin.
Each summer, Life Teen hosts five different Steubenville Youth Conferences (East, West, NYC, Atlanta & Lone Star) with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ. Evangelistic in nature, these weekend conferences are both a great “introduction” to the Gospel message for new or younger teens, while offering deep and moving experiences of prayer and fellowship for even your Youth Group regulars.
Come let our Life Teen Staff and volunteers spoil you – you work so hard for the teens and their families…let us work hard for you. Give your own spirit the gift of renewal and give your teens the inspiration they need to renew not only your youth group but your entire parish community. Join us for a weekend of engaging liturgies, inspiring music, challenging talks and overwhelming joy.
Franciscan University of Steubenville offers 23 Conferences total and Life Teen has the pleasure of hosting 5 of those conferences (Atlanta, East, West, NYC & Lone Star). We invite you to come to one of our conference because we believe they offer some unique experiences. Here’s how a Steubenville Conference hosted by Life Teen can benefit you, your teens, and their parents.
One of St. Augustine’s most famous quotes is, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you, O Lord.” These words often describe the spiritual angst that teenagers experience throughout their high school years. Every teen has the desire to achieve something great and to be someone great. We see this desire played out on social media daily. At a Steubenville Conference, teens will learn what it takes to be great in this life. Teens will come to experience a relationship with Christ that can radically transform everything in their life. The goal of every Steubenville Conference is for teens to open their hearts to Jesus Christ who desires their lives to be fulfilling, exciting, and joyful!
Being a youth minister is one of the most important tasks in the Church today. Throughout the year, youth ministers work tirelessly to evangelize and catechize the teens in their parishes. Attending a Steubenville Conference provides youth ministers the freedom to not have to worry about content preparation and instead focus on the relational ministry that is so necessary in every parish. This conference can be the launching point for discipleship, peer leadership, deeper prayer and a ministry rooted in the sacraments. You just have to get the teens there…and we’ll worry about the rest! Beyond, this weekend Life Teen has dedicated full-time staff to support your ministry throughout the year. We want to help you make sure the seeds that are sown on this weekend are nurtured throughout the year at your parish.
Parents are the “primary catechists” of their teens and this is a daunting task when trying to navigate the ups and downs of a teen’s high school years. Between all the extra curricular commitments and academic obligations it can seem near impossible to make church a priority for teens. A Steubenville Conference often has the ability to give teens the spiritual boost that Catholic parents desire for their teens. Many teens have been known to come back from a Steubenville Conference not only renewed in their faith, but taking the lead to initiate prayer within their own family. Imagine how your teen will feel knowing after a Steubenville Conference that the Church is dynamic, alive, and full of hope just like them.
2016 Conference Schedule
As many of you know, the Steubenville East Catholic Youth Conference has been selling out the past few years, which has been an incredible blessing to countless teens and parishes! Our goal at Life Teen, however, has always been to reach out, not to sell out because we know how many teens still need to encounter Christ.
In effort to increase overall capacity at Steubenville East we have reached a new agreement with the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell to increase capacity at Steubenville East without losing the quality of the experience for your teens. If you have ever thought about coming to a Steubenville conference or made the trek for more than ten years, now is the time to bring your teens this incredibly impactful, prayerful, and Catholic event this summer. Click here for more info on UMass Lowell!
Download the 2016 Steubenville East Campus Map
Official 2016 Steubenville Conference Shirt: $15 Pre-Order Here
Official Steubenville East Logo Shirt: $15 Pre-Order Here
*Shirts will be mailed directly to your parish in May.
**Shirts will be sold at conference bookstore while supplies last.
We are excited to be hosting the conference at University of Massachusetts Lowell again this year. This location will continue to allow for growth and makes travel even easier for all of our New England parishes. Steubenville East will take place at the Tsongas Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Dining will take place at dining halls on campus and housing will be in various dorms on campus as well. Once you arrive on campus, parking officials will guide you to registration. We’re very excited for even more young souls to experience the brand-new Steubenville East at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2015! Click here for more info on UMass Lowell’s campus.
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Lowell, MA 01852
Steubenville East is designed for incoming freshmen through outgoing seniors in high school accompanied by their adult chaperones, age 21 and older.
We are always in need of additional volunteers to make Steubenville East a success. To sign up visit the Steubenville East volunteer website by clicking HERE. If you have additional questions contact Heather Flynn at S.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Group Leader: The adult responsible for organizing your trip and serving as the main contact for your group. Written and oral correspondence takes place between the group leader and the conference office. The group leader must be attending the conference and will be responsible for the entire group.
Adult Chaperone: Adult, age 21 +, attending to chaperone the youth. For the safety of the youth and to foster productive small group times, the ratio of adult to youth is 1 adult per 8 youth in your group and the chaperones must be gender-specific. We ask that your group not exceed the maximum adult to youth ratio. This weekend is challenging physically and spiritually. It is a time of deep ministry and small group time. We recommend that chaperones feel comfortable directing, sharing with, and praying with youth.
Youth: Youth participants in the conference must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the fall of 2016 or have been a 2016 high school graduate.
In order to provide the best possible context for fellowship, sharing, ministry, and supervision, the youth conferences handle registration by groups only. No individual registrations will be accepted.
If you have a food allergy we need to be aware of (vegetarian, lactose intolerant, wheat/peanut allergy, etc.), please let us know. There is a section that allows you to share this information with us during the online registration process.
We always do our very best to accommodate your needs; however, it never hurts to bring some snacks just in case.
Massachusetts can be very warm during the summer. Dress to be casual, comfortable, and modest.
Franciscan LEAD is a five-day, Christ-centered, sacrament-soaked, prayer fueled immersion in Catholic teachings on leadership, evangelization, and discipleship inspired by the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi. Our leadership philosophy is based on the foundation that youth leadership flows from a personal relationship with Christ. Therefore, we first give teens the tools to grow closer in their relationship with Jesus and then give them the essentials for servant leadership and evangelization.
To find out more information and to apply please click visit the Franciscan LEAD website.
Here is the testimony of a LEAD participants and later coordinator to help get your teens excited about the program. Franciscan LEAD: What is it, and why is it worth advocating?
We are here to make registration easy! Click on the registration link below to get started. You will reserve your spots online this year and receive confirmation through email. For more detailed registration procedures, click on the registration page. As always, contact us at 800-809-3902 with any questions you may have.
We will do our very best to help accommodate whatever needs that individual may have. Remember, we can only help as much as you communicate with us. For that reason, please contact Pattie Flynn at 781-326-0745 (please do not call after 7 PM) as early as possible to explain your need.
Life Teen strongly supports Catholic family life. However, our staffing, facility constraints, and insurance regulations do not allow us to provide childcare. Meeting rooms and residence halls are not designed for the care of young children. In addition, the focus of the Adult Chaperones/Group Leader needs to be on the youth participants. If these adults bring their own children, their focus will be split. With the best care of the youth in mind, please refrain from bringing non-participant children with you.
We require you to have one adult chaperone per eight teenagers. The chaperone ratio must be gender specific; thus if you are bringing male and female teens you must have 1 male chaperone for up to every 8 male teens and 1 female chaperone for up to every 8 female teens. Priests do not count as chaperones.
Each participant should bring clothing appropriate/comfortable for a church function and warm weather, his or her personal items, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, washcloth, Bible, journal, and spending money (many participants like to get things from our bookstore or the concession stands when the session ends each night).
We do have a limited amount of scholarship money available. To apply for these funds, please complete this form: Scholarship Form
We would love for you to concelebrate! We ask that you please bring your own vestments as we cannot promise that we will have enough or the correct size. We have a vesting room where you can leave your vestments all weekend.
We have a whole team ready to help you!
For registration questions, contact Erika Rosa at email@example.com.
For conference questions, contact Pattie Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general Life Teen/Steubenville questions, contact Erika Rosa at email@example.com.
If you ever need to call someone to get your question answered, contact Erika Rosa in our Arizona office at 800-809-3902. We are always ready and able to help!
Payment policies, cancellation information, and paperwork information can be found below.
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Lowell, MA 01852
Early Bird Cost: $220 (until June 1)
Cost after June 1: $235
Deposit Amount: $50
Deadline for Payment of Deposit: 2 weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: June 1
More information regarding paperwork and costs can be found below. In order to serve our guests in the best possible way, we have adopted the below registration and cancellation policies for 2016. We will be adhering to these guidelines to allow as many people as possible to have the opportunity to experience Steubenville East.