Indicators

A key project of NIAC was to develop a clear set of outcomes for adolescent catechesis based on the teachings of the bishops and documents of the Church. The next step was to identify indicators of these outcomes in young people. These indicators answer the question, “How do these outcomes manifest themselves in the life of a person?” The following links offer indicators for each of the eight outcomes of adolescent catechesis.

Outcomes One through Four 

Outcomes Five though Eight

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The next question that is currently being addressed is “How can parishes, schools, families, and faith formation programs foster these indicators in young people?” To answer this question, NIAC is proposing a series of sample action steps and developing a data-base of effective practices in context.