Youth Ministry

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion of the New York City Bar Association invites diverse high school students to participate in our weekly Thursday professional development program starting on Thursday, July 9, 2020 through Thursday, August 27, 2020 via Zoom.  The Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series (TMPDS) is a professional development workshop series for diverse high school students to strengthen their skills. Our virtual workshops this summer will cover a variety of topics geared towards students interested in learning more about the legal profession.  At each workshop, students will hear from practicing attorneys and then break into networking sessions with legal professionals. The schedule is as follows:


Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Professional Skills 101

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | Interview 101: Prepare, Meet and Thank

Thursday, July 23, 2020 | Networking and Career Success 101

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | Staying on the Pre-Law Track: College and Beyond

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | Criminal Law 101

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | Civil Prosecution 101

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | Negotiation 101

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | Making an Impact: Public Policy and Government 101


Students may register here:   All high schools students are welcome (grads 9-12). This series is FREE.


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Registration is now open for our two virtual conferences!

Steubenville Live and Night of Hope offer you more than the typical virtual event:

  • Live-streamed, no pre-recorded talks
  • Fully interactive
  • Powerful worship music
  • And, of course, Jesus will be there, the source of our hope!

Steubenville Live: July 17-18, 2020

For Teens & Families

Live-streamed from Steubenville Florida, this virtual Steubenville Youth Conference engages not only high-schoolers but their families, too! And, as an added bonus, everyone who registers for Steubenville Live gets free access to Real Life Catholic’s I AM 30-day coaching program. 


  • Hosts: Brian Kissinger & Chris Padgett
  • Worship Leader: Josh Blakesley
  • Priest: Fr. Mike Schmitz
  • Speakers:
    • Mary Bielski
    • Michael Gormley
    • Oscar Rivera, Jr.
Register Now

Night of Hope: July 19, 2020

For Adults

You don’t have to feel alone or disoriented by the shadows hanging over our world. Come together as Church for this FREE virtual event, live-streamed from Franciscan University!


  • Host: Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT
  • Worship Leader: Bob Rice
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Scott Hahn
  • Priest: Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
Register Now
Can’t wait to see you there!


Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Below, you will find a link of Bishop DiMarzio’s message to the Graduates of the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens.