Youth Ministry

Coordinator of Youth Ministry 
Jess de Groot, 937-293-1191 x289
Cell:  410-812-4930
Email: [email protected]

Jess is a 2017 graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied Psychology. After graduation, she did a year of service with the Marianist PULSE program, through which she worked as a full-time staff member at Victory Project, a faith-based after school program for disadvantaged male youth in Dayton. Jess was trained to be an Ally for LGTBQ+ community by the University of Dayton and she specializes in creating faith communities that are welcoming to people of all backgrounds and identities. Jess is thrilled to be on staff at Saint Albert the Great.

Mission Statement: Inspire the youth to become loving disciples of Jesus by: creating an inclusive space where teens form genuine, God-centered relationships; engaging youth in faith formation through catechesis curriculum and small group discussions; and empowering the youth to encounter God in life-changing ways.

Vision: Bring them in. Build them up. Send them forth.

 

Join the email list to receive up to date information all Youth Ministry opportunities: http://eepurl.com/dMXDKA  

 

COVID-19 STATEMENT: Registration is MANDATORY for participation under Archdiocese Covid-19 regulations. Details and registration for each individual opportunity can be found below. If attending any event, you MUST bring a mask with you. We will wear masks at all times unless seated and eating. We will meet outside as much as possible and social distance at all times. All students are encouraged to stay home if they have a fever, cough, congestion, or otherwise do not feel well.

 

 

Junior High

For teens entering 7th-8th grade in the fall. 


Summer of Service (S.O.S)

Register here. We are partnering with Ascension and St. Francis, so the form title says Ascension YM but we are having everyone sign up on the same form.

Anyone going into 7-8th grade next year is invited to our Summer of Service experience! Every Tuesday during the month of July, we with come together to serve our Dayton community and bond with one another. The first half of the day will consist of service at a variety of non-profit sites. The second half of the day will be spent bonding with a fun activity such as going to a water park, going bowling, mini-golfing, etc.

 

One on One Discipleship

Register with this link. 

If you feel unsafe meeting in person or in groups, or would like to meet with me one on one to walk in faith together, this opportunity is for you! This is an experience we can mold to fit your needs and schedule, meeting over video chat or in person as often as you like and covering whatever topics you are interested in. 

 

 

High School Only



Mission In My Back Yard (M.I.M.B.Y)
Register here. We are partnering with Ascension and St. Francis for this mission week, so the form title says Ascension YM but we are having everyone sign up on the same form.


This summer we will stay local and serve our Dayton Community, partnering with non-profits all over the surrounding area.

WHEN: June 27-July 2
WHAT: Teens will work at their service sites from 9-2pm, and then we will do a community bonding activity in the afternoon such as going to a water park, going bowling, mini-golfing, etc. Most nights we will finish by 5:30pm. On Friday, we will go to Kings Island and stay until they close! We are partnering with Ascension and St. Francis for this mission week.
PRICE: $75 (includes ticket to King's Isand)

 

 

Girl's Small Group
Register with this link. 


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We meet in person every Sunday from 12:15-1PM. Open to 9-12th graders.

This small group will move to an online format if Covid-19 guidelines require. Small Groups will be capped at 8 participants, so if interest allows, we will start a second group to accommodate the numbers safely.

 

"Wednesdays with the Word" Bible Study for High Schoolers
Register with this link. 

This opportunity is open to all high school students regardless of what school you go to! Join me over zoom to spend time in fellowship and digging into the Word. We meet from 1-2PM. Email me for the zoom link.

 

One on One Discipleship

Register with this link. 

If you feel unsafe meeting in person or in groups, or would like to meet with me one on one to walk in faith together, this opportunity is for you! This is an experience we can mold to fit your needs and schedule, meeting over video chat or in person as often as you like and covering whatever topics you are interested in.