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Youth opportunities for service and growth

Lutheran Youth Organization
LYO focuses on youth between 15 and 18. It brings them together at all levels, from congregational groups to the triennial nationwide Youth Gathering. Contact: ELCA Youth Ministries, (800) 638-3522, Ext. 2581; e-mail youth@elca.org or see www.elca.org/dcm/youth/lyo/index.html.


ELCA Youth Ministries
A section of the Division for Congregational Ministries is devoted to promoting youth participation at all ages and expressions of the church. This office provides resources and support to youth and adult leaders.

For information, see www.elca.org/dcm/youth. At www.elca.org/dcm/youth/links.html, you can find out what's going on in your synod and region. You can also write: ELCA Youth Ministries, DCM, 8765 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631-4188.

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
LOM has 145 sites and programs in the United States and Puerto Rico, For more information, see, www.elca.org/dcm/camps or contact Mark Burkhardt: (800) 638-3522, Ext. 2556; ELCA Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, 8765 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631-4188.

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries sponsors Journeys 2000 — www.elca.org/dcm/camps/journey.html — a directory that supplies information on volunteer, community service, social ministry, hunger and justice opportunities. This site also contains information about high adventure outdoor experiences.

Evergreen Youth Television
This program trains youth in professional recording techniques and allows them to produce videos that reflect their faith and values. The ministry is based in the Seattle area and scholarships are available (www.evergreentv.com or e-mail Dave Ellingson, executive producer, at eytv@hotmail.com

Lutheran Student Movement
This group connects Lutheran churches with the academic community. It's on almost 150 private college and university campuses and has participating congregations near 600 campuses (www.lsm-usa.org or contact the ELCA Division for Higher Education at 800-638-3522, Ext. 2850).


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