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Institute gives teens real world experience

Published: June 19, 2017

“We cannot all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.” — Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

The annual Catholic Charities Summer Institute (C²SI) will be held July 24-28 at the Arkansas 4-H Center in Little Rock.

During the weeklong summer program youth in grades 9-12 will "Investigate God’s Word in Life" as they learn about poverty, homelessness, the elderly, refugees, human trafficking, immigration issues, the protection of the unborn and care for God’s creation through classroom work and hands-on community service projects.

Students also have the option to participant in Heifer Project International's Global Gateway program near Perryville on July 23.

The fee to attend is $200 per person. Participation in the Heifer Project program is optional and costs an additional $60. Scholarships are available. Space is limited. The registration deadline is June 26.

To register, download and return the registration form. This event is co-sponsored by the Catholic Youth Ministry Office and Catholic Charities of Arkansas. For more information, call Tricia Gentry at (501) 664-0340, ext. 418.