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.
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 are due September 1 (for Columbus) or October 22 (for Northwoods).
Select the link for your location to apply for the Youth Leadership Institute. After submitting an application, you will receive an email notifying you of acceptance and inviting you to complete enrollment. A one-time fee of $150 will be due upon enrollment, which covers the cost of tuition for the entire year. In-person attendance is expected for both Formation & Community Nights and Jesus Nights. Please review the dates below for each location.
Questions? Email email@example.com for Columbus or firstname.lastname@example.org for Northwoods!
St. Catharine Church | Columbus, OH | 6-9pm
Sept 13 / Oct 11 / Nov 8 / Dec 13 / Jan 10 / Feb 14 / Mar 13 / Apr 10 / May 15
Location TBA at a local host parish | 6-9pm
Oct 1 / Nov 5 / Dec 10 / Jan 7 / Feb 4 / Mar 3 / Apr 7
The Church of St. Joseph | West St. Paul, MN | 6:30-9pm
Oct 29 / Nov 12 / Dec 10 / Jan 28 / Feb 12 / Mar 24 / Apr 28
High School Jesus Nights:
Location varies between local host parishes | 6:30-9pm
Sept 23 / Oct 14 / Nov 11 / Dec 9 / Jan 20 / Feb 10 / Mar 9 / Apr 13 / May 11