How to Apply
Eligible students are those entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall of 2017. 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.
*Although the initial deadline of January 31 has passed, we are continuing to accept letters of recommendation.
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 16-22, 2017
Age: Rising 9th and 10th graders
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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 12-19, 2017
Requirement: COYLI – Year 1 participation in 2016
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. This program is open to students who participated in COYLI – Year 2 in 2016.
Dates: June 20-July 3, 2017
Requirement: COYLI – Year 2 participation in 2016