In partnership with the Commission on Youth of the Archdiocese of Manila, the UST Center for Campus Ministry and the UST Simbahayan Office for Community Development offer a non-formal, non-degree Certificate course on Youth Ministry, Pastoral Leadership and Empowerment (CYMPLE). CYMPLE is an attempt to help equip the Youth Leaders of the Archdiocese of Manila with the necessary skills demanded by Youth Ministry.
The course is a 7-Saturday program that includes lectures, workshops and a required mission experience. Topics include Youth Spirituality and Prayer, Catholic Youth Ministry, Effective Youth Leadership, Management of Organization, Peer Counseling, Youth Catechesis, Public Speaking, Youth Advocacies and Critical Thinking.The Course instructors are provided by both UST and the Archdiocesan Commission on Youth. Among the Thomasian instructors were:
|Most. Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.||Alumnus, Sacred Theology||Peace and Good Governance|
|Rev. Fr. Jose Antonio Aureada, OP||UST Graduate School||Critical Thinking|
|Assoc. Prof. Richard Pazcoguin||Center for Campus Ministry||Youth Catechesis|
|Mr. Albert Loteyro||Center for Campus Ministry||Management of Organization|
|Ms. Girly Constantino||Institute of Religion||Effective Youth Leadership|
|Asst. Prof. Enrique Jamilla||Institute of Religion||Seminar on Webpage Design|
|Assoc. Prof. Joan Christi Trocio||Institute of Religion||Theater Workshop|
|Ms. Carmen Rosario Quesada||Guidance and Counseling Dept.||Peer Counseling|
|Mr. Paul Quiambao||Alumnus, College of Architecture||Photography Workshop|
|Mr. Kabaitan Bautista||Alumnus, Conservatory of Music||Music Workshop|
|Mr. Harold Nikko Forton||Student, Conservatory of Music||Music Workshop|
|Ms. Bianca Camille Santos||Alumna, Faculty of Arts and Letters||Public Speaking Workshop|
|Mr. Gerald Matthew Eustaquio||Alumnus, Faculty of Arts and Letters||Public Speaking Workshop|
|Mr. Philip Latonio||Alumnus, Faculty of Arts and Letters||Public Speaking Workshop|
|Mr. Jeffrey Garcia||Alumnus, College of Education||Public Speaking Workshop|
|Mr. Juan Carlos Libiran||Alumnus, College of Education||Youth Spirituality and Prayer|
The certificate of completion is awarded to participants who have completed at least 75 percent of the total course hours, passed the oral examination and completed the course requirements, which include reflection papers, special projects and a mission experience.
The first batch finished their program in March 2013, with 21 graduates. The second batch produced 24 graduates (August 2013). Batch 3 produced 34 graduates (June 2014). The fourth batch, with 25 graduates is received their certificates on July 4, 2015, with no less than His Eminence, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, presiding over the graduation mass and commissioning rites. To date, ten Thomasians have earned the certificate.