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The Francis Youth Institute for Theology and Leadership


"All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents." Pope Francis

July 11-17, 2021

The 2021 summer institute is still being planned with all health and safety concerns in mind. We are doing everything in our power to be in-person this summer, with an alternative option to gather virtually if needed. 

Inspiring high school youth to consider vocations in theology and ministry.

Hands arranged in a circle with bracelets made at summer camp

The Francis Youth Institute for Theology and Leadership brings high school juniors and seniors to Gonzaga University for a week of exploring nature in the Inland Northwest, studying theology with Gonzaga faculty, and praying together in community. Find your purpose, live your faith, and become the kind of leader the world needs now at FYI Gonzaga!

For more information, please contact the institute director:

Dr. Luke Lavin,

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502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-6799