As I was preparing my talk on how to start a junior high youth ministry program, I came across this lovely quote from Saint Francis:
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
A fantastic quote for those desiring to start a youth group at their parish. It's a baby step by baby step process. Start with the necessities and build one brick at a time with lots of prayer, patience, and perseverance.