Become the leader God is calling you to be.

The Youth Leadership Institute is a Jesus-centered, mission-focused community of high school youth hungry to grow their local church through a city-wide revival of our parishes, schools, and friendships.

Through the core components of prayer, intercession, formation, mission, and community, students are equipped not only to be the future leaders of the church, but to bring about real transformation today.

Over a three-year curriculum, students will learn foundational teachings in the areas of prayer, leadership, and mission that are applied in practical, real-life opportunities to evangelize and build up their communities.



Cultivate a daily prayer life the serves as the foundation of everything else.

Formation & Community Nights

Gather monthly with other YLI students for communal prayer, formation teachings, and accompaniment in small groups led by young adult missionaries.

Jesus Nights

Invite & help lead other high school students to encounter Jesus at once-a-month evangelistic events.

Parish & School Involvement

Participate in a ministry at your parish, and establish a Divine Mercy Club at your school to intercede for the revival of your community.

Applications for the 2023-24 year were due September 1. Check back in the summer of 2024 for information about locations and dates for the next school year!

Questions? Email

Age: Students in grades 9-12

Tuition: $150/student
Formation & Community Night Schedule
A typical night is structured for communal prayer; a teaching on aspects of Christian formation and evangelization; and small group discussions for accountability and encouragement. The following is a sample schedule.
Fellowship & Small Group Activity
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Small Group
Closing & Sending Forth