For CLI Sponsors - Parish and High School Leaders who Sponsor Youth for CLI
Thank you for sending your young people to CLI!
Your pastoral and financial support of youth testifies to your belief in the gifts of young people and your desire to more fully involve them in the life and activity of your community.
The Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry wants to help you have the best possible “return” on your investment in young leaders. Leadership training is only as valuable as its follow up! This follow up includes the following characteristics:
- Young people who are trained for leadership must be intentionally and personally invited to use their skills and abilities in leadership roles.
- They must be affirmed by adult leaders and encouraged to share their gifts with the larger community.
- Pastoral leaders must prepare their community to welcome young leaders and include them in the life, mission and work of the community.
To help you better understand what your young people will learn at CLI, please see the CLI Overview.
If you would like to further discuss ways that your community can develop and support youth leadership, please email Kathy Goller.