"But the LORD answered me; Say not, "I am too young."
To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak."
Jeremiah 1:7 is an Archdiocesan safe environment program which provides formation for high school-age youth who assist adults in ministry to children and youth under the age of 18. While not yet adults themselves, it is of great importance that they learn how to establish appropriate relationships with children and other teens whom they serve. The program is aimed at providing high school youth with age appropriate knowledge and skills needed to foster a safe and protective environment with the children whom they serve.
Formation of high school youth in ministerial roles working with other minors includes specific levels of responsibility and accountability. Thus the formation in this session provides ministerial tools both to help youth understand their ministerial role and to implement this responsibility. This includes learning appropriate boundaries for themselves, with other leaders, and with those whom they serve. It also involves developing appropriate skills to help protect the children and youth with whom they minister. In addition, the training will help them to avoid situations where they may be vulnerable to accusations of boundary violations.
Upcoming Jeremiah 1:7 training:
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 pm in St. Francis at the Ave Maria Parish Life Center
To register for Jeremiah 1:7 training, please contact Laura Stephens at
and submit the paperwork located on the column to the right entitled – Jeremiah 1:7 registration paperwork at least 3 days prior to the training. No high school student will be allowed to attend without prior submitted paperwork due to parental consent needed for attendance.
Can Middle School teens attend the Jeremiah 1:7 training?
This training program is only for high school students.
Is the Jeremiah 1:7 program required yearly for high school age volunteers?
This is only a one time training and is good for all of their years of high school.
Does a high school student need to attend VIRTUS?
Any high school youth who turns 18 will than need to take the VIRTUS program for adults.