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Youth Leadership Institute
On May 5, 2015
Hosted on the South Campus at University of Missouri – St. Louis
by Elle Dowd, Diocesan Youth Missioner
Registration is now open for the Anytown Youth Leadership Institute. Anytown Youth Leadership Institute is an eight-day, full immersion, residential program for high school youth interested in making their school and community environments more socially just. Participants have the opportunity to explore topics of discrimination through experiential exercises and group dialogue, while making close friends from across the state and St. Louis region. Students leave Anytown as young people dedicated to creating a society based on inclusion, trust, and mutual respect.
The Diocese of Missouri has had several youth delegates participate in this program in the past and they have found it to be meaningful and life changing. Youth who graduate from this program are often asked to help plan or facilitate social justice projects and conversations in the diocese, such as the Absalom Jones commemoration event.
There are a couple of full scholarships available for DioMo Youth. Please contact Elle Dowd for more information.
Visit the Anytown Youth Leadership website.