youth group or youth ministry
A vibrant, effective youth ministry is life giving to all teens and to the entire parish community. Youth groups are the most common way a parish reaches out to youth and provides youth ministry. There should be a variety of groups (for example Youth Nite, Leadership, Bible Study, Prayer and Worship, Confirmation Immediate Prep), and events so that every teen has a place to connect. Woven together these groups and events are parts which together make up a whole comprehensive youth ministry. The most effective youth ministries focus on outreach, community, catechesis, the spiritual and developmental needs of teens, and on empowering teens to be full disciples, actively engaged, in the life of their parish.