Diocesan Youth Board

Applications for the 2018-2019 Youth Board are now available! Each parish may nominate one high school student to serve on the Diocesan Youth Board. Board members play a key role in the annual Diocesan Youth Convention and other department events. Watch this video for highlights from last year's Youth Board installation ceremony.

Why apply for the Diocesan Youth Board?

"Youth Board was an opportunity for me to get closer to God and help others do the same."

—Julia Tibold, Youth Board Member from Church of the Annunciation, Elma

"Youth Board helped me to experience and learn Catholic leadership as part of a team, and to discover my own leadership style that will benefit me in high school and beyond."

-Ryleigh Myers, Youth Board Member from St. Brendan on the Lake, Newfane

How do I apply?

Download the job description and application and talk to your pastor, youth minister, or faith formation director so they know you are interested. After talking with them, complete and return all parts of the application by Friday, April 27th. Applications can be submitted by email to Michael Slish, or mailed to the Department of Youth and Young Adult Minsitry, 795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. 

Job Description and Application Instructions 

Full Youth Board Application

If you have questions about Diocesan Youth Board or the application process, please contact Mike Slish by email or phone at (716) 847-8788.