2021 Youth Leadership Summit

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The ELCA Youth Leadership Summit is an annual gathering for high school youth identified as leaders and an adult representative from each synod.

Youth will be challenged to take home what they learn and inspire others to action and teach others what they learned in their own synods and youth groups.

“UPDATE” The Summit is happening in PERSON in 2021!  Youth and Adults attending must be vaccinated. At the Summit we will also be following the most current CDC guidelines.

The Youth Leadership Summit is a ministry of the ELCA and partners with the Christian Community and Leadership Home Area, the SYMBOL network, the ELCA Youth Gathering, 65 Synods across the United States, ELCA Disability Ministries and ELCA Ethnic Specific Ministries.

All lodging, most meals, and programming are provided by a gracious grant from the ELCA. Your synod’s responsibility is to provide the flights for the two youth and one adult attending from your synod, one meal while youth and their adults explore the city, and any incidentals they might incur during their travels.

Who attends? Two youth in grades 9-12 and one adult per synod are invited to attend. Synods are asked to pay attention to gender, ethnic and ability diversity when selecting youth leaders to participate.

Contact us via email rachel.alley@elca.org for questions.

Registration is closed! The Summit was a success!

Summit Schedule Invitation Letter to Bishops and Synod Staff Welcome and Information Letter

PRE-SUMMIT EVENT for Early Arrivals

Vocation Discovery Event at Augsburg University

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM Central Daylight Time

Augsburg University
2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
United States

Augsburg University and the Public Church Scholars are thrilled to host high school students and their adult leaders who are attending the annual ELCA Youth Leadership Summit in Minneapolis.

We provide the transportation, you provide the curiosity! We’ll pick you up at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel at 3:00pm, bring you to campus for an experience complete with meeting students and faculty, a campus tour, and interactive activities focused on learning more about vocation. Then we will take you back to the hotel in time to check-in for the Youth Summit and have dinner at 6:00pm.

We can’t wait to host you!