The Lutheran Youth Organization, or LYO, is the high school youth leadership program for the Delaware-Maryland Synod.

Youth are organized into one of six teams to live into their God-given gifts and sharpen their skills for service in our synod, their own congregation, and the surrounding community. Each team is mentored by two to three gifted adults, and led by Leaders among Leaders, who are selected by each team at the beginning of each year.


2020-2021 LYO Applications

The application process for the 2020-2021 LYO year is now open! Please submit your application or recommitment using the form below by June 15. You must click “Submit” to successfully complete it, and once you have done so, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your responses.

If you are a new LYO applicant, you must have a reference form completed by an adult who is not related to you. You can find the form by clicking the button below, and can then share the link with your adult reference.