The AACYM Vision is to:

serve as a network to support those serving the young Catholic Church in and around the Archdiocese of Chicago.
provide opportunity for professional development and personal spiritual growth.
advocate for the vocation and profession of youth ministry leaders.
promote a comprehensive approach to youth ministry as articulated in Renewing the Vision.


The AACYM Values are:

The baptismal call to be disciples of Jesus Christ;
The wisdom of shared leadership;
The spiritual and professional growth of all ministers;
The giftedness of the entire community;
The richness of diversity found within the Archdiocese of Chicago's ministers to youth.