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 one primary young person selected by each team at the beginning of each year.


2019-2020 LYO Applications

The application process for the 2019-2020 LYO year is now open. Immediately below, you will find the application form for new applicants and returning LYOers. If you are looking for the adult reference form, please click here. If you have any questions about the application process, please email Deacon Julie Stecker or call 410-230-2864.

LYO Application

Adult Reference

2019-2020 LYO Adult Reference

Thank you for serving as an adult reference for an LYO applicant! The applicant's entrance into the LYO cannot be considered until this form is submitted, so please complete it before June 16. Once you click "Submit," you will see a confirmation message and receive a copy of your submission in your email. If you have any questions, please email Deacon Julie Stecker at [email protected]
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