Partners are people who are dedicated to serving alongside the De La Salle Christian Brothers (Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools) in the Lasallian mission. These men and women serve in a variety of capacities in Lasallian ministries and initiatives intended to advance the mission and charism locally and worldwide. In recent decades and with an eye toward the future and sustainability of the mission and charism, the Brothers have invited Partners to share responsibility for the mission and charism.
Throughout 80 countries, 90,000 Partners serve together and by association with 4,000 Brothers to provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor. In the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), nearly 600 Brothers and 13,000 Partners touch the hearts of more than 98,000 youth and young adults in nearly 100 elementary, middle, and secondary schools, colleges and universities, educational centers, youth and family services centers, retreat centers and camps.