His name was John Bosco, and he is a saint who brought the Gospel to the young while bringing the Church to the realization that it must reach out to youth. Born in a northern Italian farm village, John Bosco began teaching the Faith to local farm children while he himself was still a boy. He became more aware of God's call to care for youth when, as a young priest in 1841, he began a ministry among poor working boys of Italy's industrial center, Turin. Starting with a handful of teenagers, Don (an Italian word for Father) Bosco soon had several hundred coming to him every week for Mass, religious instruction and recreation.
-- Don Bosco