WHAT IS CLI?
CLI has been training young Catholic leaders since 1978. Each summer, teens gather all across the country to discover more about their gifts and about Christian leadership, and to develop skills and attitudes for servant leadership through active instruction and practice.
WHO IS INVITED TO ATTEND?
CLI is designed for high school youth who are entering 10th grade in the fall and who are now or who will be in parish or school leadership roles (parish youth groups or core teams, campus ministry teams, student council representatives, class officers, etc.) . Each parish or school sending youth is also encouraged to send an adult leader. To maximize CLI’s benefits, parishes and schools are encouraged to send at least 2 teens.
A DAY AT CLI
CLI days are long, full, fun and rewarding. Each day begins with prayer and mornings are spent in large group workshops. After lunch and free time, participants meet in small support/learning groups. Evenings focus on planning and social time and conclude with a “lights out” reflection activity. Mass, socials, prayer, lights out, and other activities are planned by participants.
THE COMPONENTS OF CLI
The Institute offers an opportunity for leadership development through an intense period of learning and community living. The components of CLI include:
CLI is staffed by a team of diocesan, school and parish leaders specially trained by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. The OYYAM staff will direct the overall program.
The Fr.Bernard Youth Center a comfortable setting for this program. Conference, and dorm facilities are air conditioned.
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