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Youth and Young Adult Conferences

Youth and Young Adult Conferences

Youth and Young Adult Conferences are groups of people who get together on a regular basis to meet and discuss ways to address particular needs in their community and then take action to meet those particular needs. Like traditional Conferences, they focus on the three Essential Elements of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul—spirituality, friendship and service—and empower young people of Cincinnati to be part of the mission and work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

As a member of a Conference, members have an amazing opportunity to:

  • Meet like-minded students wanting to make a difference in our community
  • Participate in fun and eye-opening service activities
  • Serve your local neighbors in need
  • Develop leadership skills that prepare you for life after high school
  • Be a part of an international organization

College Conferences

We have a young adult Conference at Xavier University – email Sarah Ray (RayS7@Xavier.Edu) to get involved.

High School Conferences

We have three high school youth Conferences for students at the following schools:

Join a Conference!

The St. Julie Billiart Conference is a youth Conference that is open to any high school student in the Cincinnati area that meets at St. Vincent de Paul (1125 Bank Street). Email Mo Kelly (MKelly@SVDPcincinnati.org) for more information or to join.


2019-2020 St. Julie Billiart Conference Meeting dates

September 21 from 9a-12p
Activities: Hospitality and gardening
Collection: boxes of cereal

October 30 from 5p-7p
Activities: Trunk or Treat
Collection: Halloween candy

November 16 from 9a-12p
Activities: Pantry and hospitality
Collection: Thanksgiving canned foods

December 14 from 9a-12p
Activities: Angel Toy Distribution
Collection: coats and winter accessories

January 18 from 9a-12p
Activities: Home visits and hospitality
Collection: personal hygiene items 

February 15 from 9a-12p
Activities: After Valentines Day party at Judson Retirement Village
Collection: feminine hygiene items

March 21 from 9a-12p
Activities: Poverty Simulation
Collection: pantry items

April 18 from 9a-12p
Activities: Easter Egg Hunt
Collection: Easter Egg Hunt Prize Items

Start Your Own Conference!

If you are interested in starting a new Conference at your high school, youth group or college, please contact Mo Kelly (MKelly@SVDPcincinnati.org).