What is Foundation?

FOUNDATION is an intense Christian leadership formation program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It integrates Christian spirituality and ministry skills in a process that will prepare youth to take leadership of their own lives and choices, train them to be ministry leaders, and form them to bring their Christian values to those leadership roles.

It is a six day intensive experience in building leadership skills which will assist them in further developing strong youth and campus ministry programs with their adult leaders.


Who Should Attend?

FOUNDATION provides an excellent opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors from parishes and schools who currently serve or are preparing to serve on youth councils, youth boards, and campus ministry teams.


Program Requirements

  • Must be an incoming sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Letter of Recommendation from Parish Youth Ministry/Catechetical Leader or Pastor
  • Desire and ability to learn and put into practice a variety of leadership skills


Program Format

Each day will incorporate Prayers Services and Mass. Participants will be assigned to small groups that will work together throughout the week to put into practice particular skills being taught (Planning Prayer Services, Liturgical Celebrations, Youth Activities, etc). Additionally, utilizing video equipment, all participants will practice presentation skills from prepared and originally written text.

When and Where?

August 11 - 15, 2014 -Cameron Retreat Center

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