Colorado Youth Leadership Initiative

Youth Events - Colorado Youth Leadership Institute Year 1

What does it mean to be a servant leader, work as a team, and bring your full heart and faith into every aspect of your life? We are seeking young people who want to explore their faith more deeply, develop their potential as leaders, and discover how they can make a difference in the world. COYLI is a two-and-a-half year program, during which participants take part in three summer residencies:

  • Students begin at Cathedral Ridge in year one to learn judgement and decision-making skills based in God and faith.
  • In year two, participants venture abroad to explore Christian ministry in an unfamiliar cultural context.
  • In year three students take part in a pilgrimage to make discoveries about what God is calling them to do in the world.

How to Apply

Eligible students are those entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall of 2018. To begin the application process, students are asked to first submit a letter of recommendation from their rector. For more information, see the Colorado Youth Leadership Initiative Application Process. Questions? Contact the Office of Faith Formation.

For more details about years 1-3, including costs and fundraising ideas, please visit the COYLI information page.