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An Archdiocesan Rally for Incoming 6th Graders

Registration for ELEVATE 2023 is now open!

Elevate is a day long rally just for current 5th graders going into middle school next year. The day will include great speakers, a worship band, Mass, games and more fun.

For more information, contact our office:


We offer many events in the Archdiocese for teens, and this will be their first official chance to take part in some of the larger events that take place! We are hoping that parishes can use this as a bridge from elementary school into middle school as we build excitement for youth ministry and all the opportunities they will have in the coming years. ELEVATE is an event that will engage the young people, encourage them in faith and send them back into your parishes to be a part of the communities they are already planted in.  Our featured keynote speaker will be Giancarlo Bernini, who is a dynamic Catholic speaker and magician with a passion for evangelization.

As you know, middle school years come with their own growing pains and difficulties. We want to partner with you to set these young people up for a chance to build relationships with one another, grow in faith and rise up to be the person God is calling them to be! ELEVATE is meant to be a tool for you to use as an access point leading into more ministry opportunities, dialogue and community building.

ELEVATE is an event with a few simple goals:

  1. Offer youth ministries an event to welcome incoming 6th graders into middle school youth ministry, and encourage them to get involved at the parish level
  2. Build community among your group, as well as the larger Archdiocese
  3. Encourage the young people to rise up and begin to take ownership of their faith

We encourage you to advertise and bring a group from your parish! A group would consist of a group leader (youth minister, catechist or parent volunteer), any incoming 6th graders, and chaperones (1:10 ratio). We have included posters, flyers and postcards that you can use to advertise. Simply add in the contact information specific to your group.

Important ELEVATE Info

Chaperones: Groups will need to provide some chaperones for their young people.  We are suggesting that there be one adult for every 10 youth in your group to provide adequate supervision during the day.

Parent Workshop: There will be a parent workshop offered at 3pm for chaperones and youth ministers to learn about what the Archdiocese offers to support your ministry.

Group Leader Workshop: There will be a special workshop for chaperones and youth ministers to learn about what the Archdiocese offers to support your ministry.

Mass: The day will conclude with Mass at 4pm.  Families are welcome to attend Mass with the participants.

Forms: Each participant, youth and adult will need to complete a liability form.

ELEVATE Registration: For Youth Ministers/ Group Leaders (not individuals)


This registration form is for youth ministers and group leaders. If you are an individual/parent trying to register your child for ELEVATE, please contact your youth minister directly.

Price: $25.00
Price: $25.00

*Please send a check for registration to: Archdiocese of Denver ATTN: Youth Ministry 1300 S. Steele Street Denver, CO 80210