The founder of the YCW, Joseph Cardijn, once said: “Everything by the young people, nothing without the Chaplain!” . This commitment to having an organisation ran by and for young people remains as true today as ever before but for Groups to exist we need an adult (over the age of 18 for an Impact group or over the age of 30 for a YCW group) who is willing to act as a chaplain or adult companion to the group.
The “adult companions” act as a sounding board for the young people, giving advice and guidance when necessary and support their journey of faith through many of life’s challenges. It is important that we maintain our engagement and training with these companions, to keep up with the changing needs of our Groups and share best practice.
This upcoming training is on Monday 11th March, 7pm and is being held at the YCW HQ in Trafford Park.
In the past we’ve covered topics such as mental health, loneliness and how to recruit young leaders. It is also helpful to develop “active listening” skills, so that the adult companions can build the confidence of young leaders and help them develop their own skills.
Please get in contact with us if you are interested in attending - open to new and existing adult companions.