Summer institute puts our faith into action

Published: June 14, 2019

Register by June 19

Click on the button above to download the registration form for the 2019 Catholic Charities Summer Institute (C²SI). To register, download and return this form to the address provided with fee. Scholarships are available. Call the Catholic Youth Ministry Office at (501) 664-0340 for more information. 

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

The annual Catholic Charities Summer Institute (C²SI) will be held July 7-12 in Little Rock. This event is open to rising high school freshmen through recent high school graduates who seek to not only learn about the Church's social teachings but to put them into action. During the weeklong summer program high school youth 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.

The summer institute itself will be held July 8-12 at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. However, youth may also attend an optional Habitat for Humanity Building Project July 7-8. The cost is $200 per person. Scholarships are available upon request. For a complete schedule, or to register, download the registration form and return it to the address provided with fee by June 19.  Space is limited. Registration is available on a first come basis. For more information, contact Tricia Gentry at (501) 664-0340, ext. 418. The summer institute is co-sponsored by the Catholic Youth Ministry Office and Catholic Charities of Arkansas.