Don Bosco (St. John Bosco) was inspired to create a vast movement of persons to bring the Gospel of Jesus to young people and to work for their benefit. Don Bosco founded:
- The Society of St. Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco),
- The Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters),
- The Association of Salesian Cooperators,
- The Association of Devotees of Mary Help of Christians (ADMA)
Other Salesian Family Groups have formed since then and today there are 31 Groups. The Salesian Family Groups have spread throughout the world. These Groups live in communion with each other, share the same spirit, and with specifically distinct vocations, continue the mission Don Bosco began. Don Bosco’s Salesian charism continues to inspire people to serve young people, especially those who are poor and at risk.