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Benedictine College Announces Pro-Life Training Program

Benedictine at March for LifeAfter sending eight buses from Atchison, Kan., across half the continental United States to lead the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Benedictine College announced a new program to train teenagers to become leaders in the pro-life movement.

Titled “Youth for Life,” Benedictine’s new initiative will take place this summer from June 15-20.  According to the College, the program for high school students is “intended to help train and send out the future missionary leaders of the pro-life movement.”

Director of Mission and Ministry David Trotter said the new Youth for Life program acts on the words from Blessed John Paul II in Denver in 1993: “Young pilgrims, Christ needs you to enlighten the world and to show it the ‘path to life.’  The challenge is to make the Church’s ‘yes’ to Life concrete and effective.”

...”Today, here on the steps of the Supreme Court, Benedictine College is excited to announce its inaugural Youth for Life summer program, intended to help train and send out the future missionary leaders of the Pro-Life movement. John Paul II said, ‘The first and fundamental step towards this cultural transformation consists in forming consciences with regard to the incomparable and inviolable worth of every human life.’ “

Youth for Life is a week long intensive summer program held on Benedictine College’s beautiful campus in Atchison, Kan. The program will train high school students to become leaders for cultural transformation. Participants will receive the opportunity to grow socially, spiritually and academically through ten structured lessons in four fields of study. Classes will be taught by Benedictine College professors, pro-life activists, and legal professionals who are passionate about sharing their specialized knowledge as servants of the culture of life.

Benedictine College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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