World Youth Day USA Guides Stateside Pilgrimage Leaders Guide - Page 29

Clarifying a primary and secondary audience  Considerations will need to be made if assists your planning team in remaining families and older (age 35+) members of faithful to the objectives for the event and is movements, parishes, or dioceses should especially important for an event like World be able to participate in the event, and in Youth Day for a number of factors: what roles they are allowed to play. Because of such intergenerational factors,  There are distinct cultural and ethnic additional attention will need to be paid to expectations for who qualifies as “youth” child and youth protection measures. at an international level (in the United States English-speaking culture, this can Our Audiences: be junior high and high school students; PRIMARY in Latino culture, “jovenes” means midteens through marriage; in Europe, the term generally covers 16 to 35).  SECONDARY Many young adults and middle-age adults who have had positive experiences at a past World Youth Day event (either stateside or international) may have a desire to participate in some way.  Nationally, dioceses have different age groups that they include for international Vision of Success and stateside celebrations. Now that you have identified the target audiences for your event, you have the  Diocesan and parish leaders may want all opportunity to cast a vision for the young people in their communities (from celebration. Who do you really want to be small children through those in their late there? What is the primary goal for an activity thirties) to be able to participate in an like this? How does this goal (or goals) event like this, whether or not they are connect to the overall international vision of within the intended audience of World World Youth Day and the larger vision of Youth Day or the local organizers. evangelizing and inspiring the young Church? 27