L.E.A.D. Program

Franciscan L.E.A.D. is a dynamic Catholic leadership opportunity for teens who are ready to step up to the challenge of Leadership, Evangelization, And Discipleship. Print the flyer for LEAD, or be the first to watch the Franciscan LEAD promo video!

Franciscan L.E.A.D. applications are now available! Teens interested in participating in L.E.A.D. activities should request an application from their Group Leader.

WHO: Franciscan LEAD is for youth who are active in their youth group and are ready to participate in a leadership training program. Applicants must be registered as a conference participant with a group for the Steubenville South Conference.

WHAT: The LEAD program, in the spirit of St. Francis, will teach participants the principles of Leadership, Evangelization, And Discipleship through the use of Scripture, Catechesis, daily prayer, the Sacraments, and fellowship. LEAD week is directed by well-trained young adults and youth ministers who will help share the tools necessary for LEAD participants to minister to their peers.

WHEN: The LEAD program is a 5-day training that will run the week before the Steubenville South Conference, beginning Monday and ending Friday when LEAD participants join back with their group for the weekend youth conference.

WHERE: The 5-day LEAD program will take place at Maryhill Renewal Center in Pineville, LA. The weekend conference will be held at the Rapides Parish Coliseum.

FEES AND APPLICATION: The cost for Franciscan L.E.A.D. is $300(which includes food and lodging for the week, plus materials), in addition to the cost of registering with a group for the conference weekend.  Initial application information is due by April 27.