National Catholic Youth Conference Student-Leaders Visit Campus

by Katie Bradley | Jul 08, 2015

Marian University at the 2014 National Catholic Youth ConferenceNearly 80 high school students from across the country will be at Marian University from July 9-11 to prepare for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), which will be held at the Indiana Convention Center, November 19-21.

The students, known as youth animators, are a part of the Animator Formation Program and will spend the week auditioning and preparing for roles as soloists, featured dancers, readers, and members of the chorus for the November conference.

“Marian University is honored to serve as the sponsor and host for the NCYC Youth Animator Program for the third year in a row,” said Mark Erdosy, director of the San Damiano Scholars Program for Church Leadership and executive director of Rebuild My Church. “Their energy, enthusiasm, and love for their faith are evident from the moment they arrive to campus and after departing.” 

Throughout the conference, these young men and women will lead and inspire NCYC attendees through song, music, and dance.

“Marian University’s vision is to provide an education distinguished in its ability to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world. Hosting the NCYC Youth Animators is a natural extension of our vision as the youth animators receive their training in transformative leadership here on our campus,” said Erdosy. “We look forward to our ongoing collaboration in years to come.” 

NCYC is a biannual conference that typically draws more than 25,000 high school students, youth ministers, adult chaperones, and youth-service organizations. The conference offers high school attendees multiple opportunities to interact and learn more about the Catholic faith. From general sessions, to workshops, to occasions to be of service and participate in the sacraments, to the chance to dance or play basketball, NCYC attempts to engage the head, heart, and hands of all participants.

For more information regarding Marian University’s role in the conference, contact Mark Erdosy at

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