The National Catholic Youth Conference or NCYC is a gathering of high school teens and their chaperones. NCYC is held every two years and this year will be held November 16-18, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thousands of teens from all over the United States gather for this inspiring and life changing event. In 2015, over 25,000 teens and chaperones attended. Teens who have attended NCYC in the past rave about it and keep returning year after year. This incredibly fun, powerful, and prayer-filled event is held in Indianapolis, IN, and includes guest speakers and motivational leaders who empower teens to take ownership of their faith. Friday and Saturday morning sessions begin with song and celebration in the stadium, followed by keynote speakers and presenters. From there, teens and leaders will have opportunities each day to attend two to three breakout sessions on topics that range from Catholic pride, seeing God in our everyday lives, or taking more active roles in parish life to mentoring other teens through tough times in life and pressures of dating. There are also opportunities for prayer and reconciliation, opportunities for service and tons of concerts.
The convention center is also home to a mammoth amount of exhibitions and displays open for our viewing and shopping pleasure, including opportunities to talk with your favorite speakers from the conference and spend some time getting to know different religious communities. There will be large group games and activities set up like a giant inflatable obstacle course and moonwalk twister. Saturday night will conclude with everyone celebrating Mass with over 300 bishops, priests, and deacons from across our country.