Colorado Youth Leadership Initiative

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.


As you consider applying for COYLI, you will notice the cost: $600 the first year, $2,200 the second, and $2,500 the third. That’s a lot! However, you are not alone in raising the amount needed to participate in the program. Your congregation is there to support you. Take a moment to read how. The COYLI Fundraising  Guide will help you understand  that the Youth Leadership Initiative is not just about you, it’s about spreading the Kingdom of God. The guide will also give you practical (and fun!) ways to raise funds.



Year 1 – Cathedral Ridge

Through team and individual challenges, students learn judgment and decision-making skills based in God and faith and how to apply them with compassion as servant leaders in the world. Team-building, spiritual practice, and exploration are central to this program.  Students must complete  the COYLI application process before registering for camp.

Camp Dates for COYLI Year 1: July 15-21, 2018
Age: Rising 9th and 10th graders
Cost: $600



Year 2 – Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti

The leadership and spiritual challenge of COYLI continues in year two as we travel to St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti, for cultural immersion, relationship building, and servant leadership intensive. In partnership with the Colorado Haiti Project, we will continue to grow as leaders and a team as we explore Christian ministry in a different cultural context. This program is open to students who participated in COYLI – Year 1 last summer.

Dates:  June 4-11, 2018
Requirement: COYLI – Year 1 participation in 2017
Cost: $2,200



Year 3 – El Camino de Santiago, Spain

The leadership and spiritual challenge of COYLI culminates in year three as we travel to Spain for a pilgrimage along El Camino de Santiago. The Way as it is popularly called is one of the oldest Christian pilgrimage routes in the world. We will continue to grow as leaders and a team as we explore Christian ministry, servant leadership, and what God is calling us to do in the world.

Dates:  June 12-June 23, 2018
Requirement: COYLI – Year 2 participation in 2017
Cost: $2,500