1aYouthLeader can be offered in various options.  See below for the standard program options and costs.

 

YouthLeader Mega Conference

Our five-day conference model is for groups (diocesan events, combined parishes, or schools) with larger than 120 participants. The YouthLeader Mega Conference provides opportunities for participants to attend various leadership skill building sessions and hear motivating speakers who inspire young people for Christian discipleship. Our Prayer and Music Coordinator will guide and encourage youth into leadership roles for our community prayer experiences. The program fee for sponsorship is $120 per person for groups of 90 to 150 participants. For groups with more than 150 participants the fee is $110 per person. Conferences larger than 200 the fee is $100 per person. Sponsorship includes three professional YouthLeader Trainers, a Prayer and Music Coordinator, and transportation for trainers is included.  Fee also includes all program materials. Sponsors provide a priest for the celebration of Eucharist and housing and meals for trainers during travel and event.

 

New Two-Day YouthLeader Summit

Seattle YouthLeader 009Like our Mega Conference, our two-day Summit is for groups (diocesan events, combined parishes, or schools) with larger than 150 participants. The two-day Summit will engage youth and their accompanying adults in highly participatory leadership skills workshops and meaningful prayer experiences.  The program fee for sponsorship is $5,000 and includes two professional YouthLeader Trainers, a Prayer and Music Coordinator, and transportation for trainers is included. ($4000 program fee for sponsors who provide their own Prayer and Music Coordinator). All program materials are included. Sponsors provide a priest for the celebration of Eucharist and housing and meals for trainers during travel and event.

 

Five-Day YouthLeader Discipleship Training  

The full experience Discipleship Training is perfect for a more comprehensive learning and prayer experience. During the five days, youth, and their accompanying adults, will participate in our proven discipleship building sessions, prepare community prayer services, and practice their leadership skills. Our Discipleship Training works well as a summer retreat or spring break mission. CMD provides two professional trainers to facilitate the event and transportation for trainers is included. The program fee for sponsorship of the Discipleship Training is $6,200 plus, a materials fee of $15 per participant (includes the YouthLeader Participant Journal and other resources. Sponsors provide a priest for the celebration of Eucharist and housing and meals for trainers during travel and event. Additionally, sponsors are asked to provide a music leader for the week and a priest for the celebration of Eucharist. The 5-day Discipleship Training is limited to 150 participants.

 

Four-Day YouthLeader Discipleship Training

IMG 0252Like the five-day, the four-day Discipleship Training provides the same quality sessions but in a more budget friendly option. Participants are offered six discipleship building workshops and are guided through a process to prepare community prayer services. CMD provides two qualified trainers to facilitate the event. The program fee for sponsorship of a four-day Discipleship Training is $5,270 plus, a materials fee of $15 per participant (includes the YouthLeader Participant Journal and other resources.)  Transportation for trainers is also included in the fee. Housing and meals for trainers during travel and event are not included. Sponsors provide a priest for the celebration of Eucharist and housing and meals for trainers during travel and event. Additionally, sponsors are asked to provide a music leader for the program. The four-day Discipleship Training is limited to 150 participants.

 

Two-Day YouthLeader Weekend Encounter

Offered as a retreat experience, the Weekend Encounter will engage youth and their accompanying adults in a prayerful exploration of Christian discipleship. Participants will reflect on becoming a leader of principles and values, learn the benefits of proactive leadership, and discern their God-given gifts to lead in their communities. Participants have opportunities to prepare and lead communal prayer experiences and activities. CMD will provide one professional Retreat Director for Encounter. The program fee for sponsorship of a Weekend Encounter is $3,000 plus, a materials fee of $5 per participant which includes the YouthLeader Participant Journal and other resources. Sponsors have the option of printing materials from a YouthLeader PDF instead of the $15 fee. Transportation for the Retreat Director is included in the fee. Sponsors are asked to provide housing and meals for Retreat Director during travel and event, provide a music leader for the weekend and a priest for the closing celebration of Eucharist. The two-day YouthLeader is limited to 150 participants. Possible Two-Day Retreat Formats:

Option 1:

  • Day One: 7 pm to 9 pm evening session
  • Day Two: 9 am to 8 pm sessions. (lunch and dinner breaks)
  • Day Three 9 am to12 pm morning sessions

Option 2:

  • Day One: 9 am to 8 pm sessions (lunch and dinner breaks)
  • Day Two: 9 am to 3 pm sessions (break for lunch)

 

One-Day YouthLeader Encounter Workshop

Seattle YouthLeader 028Presented as a day-long format, the Encounter Workshop will engage youth and their accompanying adults in two discipleship building sessions and two community prayer experiences. The day long Encounter Workshop is a perfect opportunity to bring together your adult and youth leadership teams and even parents of young people for a day of learning and faith sharing. CMD will provide one professional Trainer to facilitate the day. The program fee for sponsorship of the Encounter Workshop is $1,200. Sponsors are responsible for trainer’s transportation, housing, and meals and for printing workshop materials from a PDF. Additionally, sponsors are asked to provide a music leader and priest for the celebration of Eucharist. There are no registration limits for a one-day workshop.

 

All models of YouthLeader can be offered year-round at either your parish/school or an off-site location (such as a retreat facility, diocesan center, or university).