The ACTION Leadership Workshop has been sponsored by the Congregation of Christian Brothers for over forty years. Each year, student leaders from the schools operated or staffed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers gather to celebrate the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice. The weekend focuses on leadership development, community building, advocacy, and fostering communication among the schools.

What will the students gain from the ACTION Workshop?

  • Deeper sense of the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice
  • Stronger living of the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education
  • Advocacy awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Awareness of individual giftedness
  • Community building skills
  • Enhanced sense of self-esteem
  • Cross-cultural experience
  • Time for prayer and reflection
  • New friendships
  • Travel experience


  • Grade 11/12 young men and women
  • Leaders in Student Government, Campus Ministry, Academics, Athletics, or Extracurricular Activities
  • Each school sends three students and a Faculty Moderator


  • September 19-22, 2019


Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center

499 Belgrove Dr.
Kearny, NJ
(201) 998-0088
(Near Newark Liberty Airport)


  • Transportation paid by school
  • Retreat Center fees paid by Office of Educational Services

What will the school gain from the ACTION Workshop?

When the students return to their school they will be able to utilize the skills which were discussed, illustrated, and developed during the workshop.

Each group of students will develop a project to enhance the living of the Essential Elements of a Christian Brother Education in their school.


ACTION Moderators’ Packet

ACTION Moderators’ Waiver

ACTION Students' Waiver