Youth Ministry

Church of St. Aidan of Williston Park, New York


The Youth Group is open to 8th-12th graders and is based around three themes; religious, social and community service. The youth group members engage in activities such as religious retreats, movie days, white water rafting, skiing, and service days at local nursing homes and the Ronald McDonald House.

PROGRAMS OFFERED BY YOUTH GROUP

Saint Aidan Dance Academy
The Saint Aidan Dance Academy is a religious based dance program that runs three times a year (fall, spring and summer). The girls in Pre-K through 7th grade have the option to take numerous styles of dance such as jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, tap and kickline. There are many assistants that help run our program ranging from 8th grade-college. This group of assistants also does volunteering together in addition to taking dance class.

Saint Aidan Art School
The art program runs for two weeks in the summer where the students learn various art techniques and are encouraged to explore and develop their creativity. The program concludes with an art show for their families.

Vacation Bible School
VBS is open to children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Our counselors range from 8th grade through high school. The children engage in various activities such as recreation, arts and crafts, snack, bible stories and bible videos. It runs for two weeks in the summer and concludes with a musical concert.


Youth Group Fall and Winter Schedule 2016-17

October 2, 2016 – Kick Off Meeting
October 9, 2016 – No Meeting Columbus Day Weekend
October 16, 2016 – Meeting
October 23, 2016 – Meeting
October 28, 2016 – Diocesan Fall Youth Group Event
October 30, 2016 – Halloween Meeting/Party

November 6, 2016 – Meeting
November 13, 2016 – No Meeting
November 20, 2016 – Day of Recollection @10:30 - 6
November 26, 2016 – Williston Park 5K Run
November 27, 2016 – Meeting
(Thanksgiving Food Drive throughout November)

December 4, 2016 – Meeting
December 11, 2016 – Meeting
December 18, 2016 – Meeting
(Christmas Toy Drive throughout December)

January 8, 2017 – Meeting
January 15, 2017 – Baking at the Ronald McDonald House @12:45
January 15, 2017 – No Meeting
January 22, 2017 – Meeting
January 29, 2017 – Meeting

February 5, 2016 – Super Bowl – No Meeting
February 12, 2017 – Meeting
February 19, 2017 – No Meeting
February 26, 2017 – Meeting

Trips and Additional Community Service Events will be determined as the year goes on.