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.



YLI participants are expected to cultivate a daily prayer life that 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.


Choose among opportunities to engage in areas of passion and develop confidence activating your gifts in various fields including evangelization, youth ministry, parish involvment and more

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.

Age: Students in grades 9-12

Tuition: $150/student

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are due September 1.

Questions? Email

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. These nights are scheduled monthly from September-May. The following is a sample schedule.
Fellowship & Small Group Activity
Worship & Intercession
Small Group
Closing & Sending Forth