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.


Though we are not currently holding in-person youth events, we invite you to consider donating to our synod’s Youth + Family Ministry Scholarship Fund to help support scholarships for youth to attend future gatherings. You can donate using the link below, which connects to a Tithely donation portal. Make sure to designate “Youth + Family Ministry” as the recipient of your donation!