The Department of Salesian Youth Ministry (SYM) is an organ of the religious Congregation called the “Salesian of Don Bosco”, founded by St. Don Bosco, whose birth bicentenary is celebrated this year. The Congregation has a charismatic mission of being at the service of youth towards integral and holistic formation with emphasis on spiritual accompaniment and growth. The name Salesian and Don Bosco are greatly associated in the field of academic and technical education and youth centres, which follow the methodology of Preventive System in all its mission.
The Department of Salesian Youth Ministry which is the international coordinating body of all the youth and related activities around the world, is one of the 4 departments of the international governing body of the Congregation of the Salesians of Don Bosco, which is called the General Council. It is constituted by a General Councillor (Fr. Fabio Attard, 2008 – 2020) and his team of collaborators.