FAQs about the Francis Youth Institute (FYI) at Gonzaga University

Please see the below FAQs. If you have further questions please contact the program director Dr. Luke Lavin at lavin@gonzaga.edu

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.

 

The next Francis Youth Institute will take place 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.

 
  • Exploring theology and spirituality with Gonzaga University faculty on such topics as Creation, Sacramentality, Missionary Discipleship, Human Dignity and Catholic Social Teaching, and Ignatian Spirituality
  • Sharing faith in small group conversations led by Gonzaga students
  • Discerning what God is calling them to do with their lives
  • Celebrating the liturgy and praying together
  • Making a pilgrimage to the Sacred Heart Mission in Cataldo, ID
  • Learning to work in teams and exercise effective peer leadership
  • Hiking in the mountains around Spokane
  • Rafting the Spokane River
  • Working with Spokane Catholic Charities
  • Making lasting friendships
 
All FYI participants reside in Gonzaga University residence halls for the week. These facilities are secured and monitored.
 
All meals are provided for the week and dietary restrictions are accommodated to the best of our ability. All FYI participants will receive a meal plan that allows them to use Gonzaga University dining facilities.
 
All FYI participants must be entering their junior or senior years of high school.
 
All FYI participants are assigned to small groups led by a Gonzaga students who act as chaperones for the week. The program directors, regular summer residence life staff, and Gonzaga University security are available during FYI in case of emergencies.
 

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502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258