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A Taste of CLI

Christian Leadership Institute 2020

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Many things are different this year, but one thing that is still the same is that high school teens across the Archdiocese are preparing to serve as peer leaders in their parish and school youth ministries. Although we are unable to gather these young leaders for Christian Leadership Institute (CLI), we are excited to assist parishes and schools in forming and training their peer leaders through A Taste of CLI!

A Taste of CLI is grounded in the formation process that has been experienced by thousands of young people who participated in CLI over the past 30+ years, coming from every corner of our Archdiocese. Parishes and Schools participating in A Taste of CLI will receive access to three 90-minute training sessions that are developed by the CLI Directors Team. Each session will include training videos, supporting materials, and a detailed session plan that Youth Ministry Coordinator or Campus Minister will facilitate with their peer leaders. The sessions are prepared for use in a digital meeting room (such as Zoom), but can be easily adapted for in-person gatherings if conditions make that possible.

LIVE Zoom sessions: Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
July 19th, July 26th, and August 2nd.
Materials will be available July 13th, July 20th, and July 27th.
Cost: FREE

Following each training session, participating parishes and schools are invited to join a LIVE Zoom session that will be facilitated by the CLI Directors Team. These will be an opportunity for teens and Coordinators to connect with those from other parishes and schools who are also participating in A Taste of CLI. During the LIVE sessions participants will share about their experiences from the training sessions, go deeper with what they have learned, and have an opportunity to ask questions or get feedback from the CLI Directors Team. Everyone who participates in all three LIVE sessions will receive a small gift to commemorate their participation in A Taste of CLI.

Coordinators must register your parish or school to receive information to access the materials for the training sessions and to register for the LIVE Zoom sessions.

For more information please contact:
Katie Zeigler at or (213) 637-7616


Register Your Parish or School Here