Christian leadership institute (CLI)

GROW in faith, ENGAGE with community & be EMPOWERED to lead 

CLI is back!  The Christian Leadership Institute (CLI), a program designed to empower young adults to become leaders in their community, church, and society, retruned in 2022 with a dynamic program.
The Institute is a meaningful week-long overnight leadership experience that will unlock the potential of high school students to give back and influence others.  It is designed to meet the needs of those who are leaders in high school or parish youth ministry by empowering them to be leaders in their Christian community and society. 
This year's program was held June 26-July 1 on the grounds of Camp Turner in beautiful Allegany State Park and brought together 24 young people from all over Western New York. 

Under the guidance of program directors and CLI veterans Katie Kittleson and Patty Spear, a qualified, energetic and experienced team of adult group leaders focused learning on:

  • Group dynamics
  • Planning and decision-making
  • Prayer and liturgy planning
  • The responsibilities that come with being a leader incorporating Gospel virtues 
  • Catholic social teachings including Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato Si - On Care for Our Common Home

For more information or to receive information about the 2023 when it becomes available, call (716) 828-9657.