When St. John Bosco founded the Salesians, his mission was clear and simple: to be a friend – a friend to children who were poor, abandoned, at risk – and, in so doing, to be a friend to Christ.
A large spiritual family has since grown out of Don Bosco’s experience with over 40,000 Salesian priests, brothers, sisters, and lay people working in 120 countries all over the world. The Salesians can be found worldwide in many different initiatives on behalf of young people: schools, oratories, youth centers, technical and professional training centers, parishes, foreign missions, and activities in the realm of mass media and social communications. Please click here to visit the Salesian Boys & Girls Club web site. You can also click here to learn more about the Salesian organization by visiting the site for the local province.