20 June 2019
In partnership with the Midwest District Office of Young Lasallians, the Br. David Darst Center and the Illinois Institute of Technology, De La Salle has been hosting the Lasallian Youth Summer Assembly (LYA) this week.
Members of Lasallian Youth have been gathering at various places in the Midwest since 1988 with the inaugural LYA taking place at De La Salle.
Each year, the theme rotates between the Lasallian mission of faith, service, community and social justice.
This week, students have been exploring the issues of Food and the Environment, Incarceration and Immigration, Advocacy and Community Organizing and Homelessness.
They have been visiting social service agencies and creating action plans to bring back to their schools. Each day begins and ends with prayer, led by one of the schools, and community building activities are also sponsored by each school.
In all, there are 13 high schools that are part of the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the Midwest group.
And since this is Throwback Thursday, here is a great piece of art that hangs in the office of De La Salle president Fr. Paul Novak, OSM, regarding the LYA that was held at De La Salle in 1999.
We’ve also included some great photos from this year’s LYA thanks to the efforts of De La Salle Campus Minister Emily Vogel.