Young Lasallians are adolescents and young adults who are moved by the spirit of St John Baptist De La Salle to be active agents of change against poverty and injustice as they affect the lives of the young, especially the poor.
They are aged between 16 and 35 and include young Brothers, Lasallian school alumni, lay men and women and Lasallian volunteers.
The International Council of Young Lasallians unites these young people worldwide and promotes activities to engage them in living the Lasallian mission.
Young Lasallians are united in the following characteristics:
A vocation to be lived in reference to the charism of Saint John Baptist De La Salle and his values
A life of faith which discovers God in everyday reality in the light of Scripture and, for persons of other religions, according to their own sacred texts
A community experience lived in diverse ways and according to the identity of each one
A mission associated with the educational service of the poor and which implies a certain duration of time
A universal openness which transcends the person and the local reality.
In the District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea, the Young Lasallians play an active role in youth ministry, retreats and reflection days and coordinating volunteer experiences.