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The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Life Teen hosts six Steubenville Youth Conferences with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ.
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Dear Life Teen Leaders,
Over our 35 years, Life Teen has faced many challenges and each time has been able to emerge stronger because of our reliance on the Lord through a devotion to the Eucharist and Mary. We believe the same is true of this time. We are sold out on our shared mission of leading teens closer to Christ. We’ve continued our dedication to supporting you in your ministry by providing more digital resources for these days when parishes aren’t able to meet in person, such as our Global Life Night series on our Life Teen YouTube channel. Youth Conferences will always be an integral part of what we offer parishes because of the impact they have on teens and their families. We believe that when a teen encounters Christ, it changes everything. Thank you for your dedication to the young Church, especially during this unprecedented time for youth ministry and for our world. Please know we are praying for you.
Over the past several weeks, we have monitored the COVID-19 pandemic very closely to fully understand how it might impact our Life Teen hosted Steubenville Conferences scheduled for Summer 2020. Because of several factors including the safety of teens, government regulations, college campus closures and diocesan guidelines, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel our six Life Teen hosted Steubenville Conferences for the Summer of 2020.
Life Teen Steubenville Conferences Being Cancelled
Steubenville Lone Star – June 19-21, Irving, TX
Steubenville Atlanta – July 10-12, Duluth, GA
Steubenville East – July 10-12, Kingston, RI
Steubenville West – July 17-19, Tucson, AZ
Steubenville NYC – July 24-26, Queens, NY
Steubenville NorCal – July 31- August 2, Concord, CA
We know this is tough news for your parish and your teens who were hoping to attend. We’ve answered as many questions as possible and included information regarding our refund policy and 2021 conference registration in the link below. Beginning next week a Life Teen staff member or site coordinator will be calling you to follow up with any additional questions you may have. Additionally, if helpful, we’ve included a letter below that you can share with the parents of your teens as a means of communication from Life Teen.
In the days to come, we will continue to move fast and make decisions that will support your ministry to teens. Please take great care of yourself and your loved ones – nothing is more important than your health, safety, and sanctity.
Mother Mary, pray for us!
Life Teen President / CEO
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Letter to Parents
Are there teens in your group with a desire to grow in servant leadership and discipleship? If so, Steubenville offers a great opportunity for a small group of teens to take part in LEAD week prior to the conference. For more information about LEAD, CLICK HERE.
As an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, we are a series of 24 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Our mission is to build the Church by helping teens encounter the love of Jesus Christ. For more information about the Steubenville Conferences, CLICK HERE.