Last month, the YCW attended a Faith Day for schools and colleges in Leeds to help run a workshop on the YCW and our current national on mental health and young people called MIND! The Gap.
The day was held at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds and saw input from other charities, such as Missio and CAFOD, and discussed issues around homelessness and the environment.
It began with a presentation from the Franciscan Sisters, who facilitated the day, which gave the young people an opportunity to reflect on their Christian vocations and what being a follower of Christ means for their lives.
This allowed the students to think more about how they can live out the calling of God to love one another and treat others as ourselves. But it also meant that as many of them moved on from education that they took the Gospel message with them in their work lives too.
After this Marc Besford, National Training and Development Worker for the YCW, gave a short presentation about the YCW's work and encouraged the young people to learn more about how they can be leaders and make a difference in their own lives, local communities and the wider world.
Following this, the day ended with Mass and Adoration of the Blesses Sacrament.