DilexitPrior has an interesting post with a report on a survey by Avvenire. The survey found that 1 in 10 young people feel at some point a call to the priesthood or religious life but most abandoned the idea after a few months.
The reason many gave was the lack of friends who had a similar desire to consecrate themselves to the Lord. The paper pointed to the need for guides to assist and support young people in their vocation.
The survey is a powerful affirmation of the work that Fr Stephen Langridge and his team are doing in the Archdiocese of Southwark. The focus of the team for promoting vocations is on keeping in touch with young people, arranging various events - weekends, retreats, and "come and see" type events. You can find out more at the Southwark Vocations website.