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Mission and Ministry seeking Encuentro Mentor applicants for Summer Institute

The Division of Mission and Ministry is seeking 15 college students to serve as mentors for the Encuentro High School Youth Theology Institute for summer 2022. This is the sixth year that OLLU will host this program. It is designed for high school students to participate in workshops, activities, service and discussions, which will help deepen their faith while also giving them an opportunity to experience life in a university setting. 

Fifteen selected college mentors will help facilitate planned activities, provide logistical support throughout the program and obtain opportunities to develop their leadership and facilitation skills while also creating life-long friendships. On-campus housing and food are provided during the event. Mentors will receive a $1,600 stipend upon successful completion.

Interested students may submit their applications to Roxanna Chavez in Elliott House Room 204 or online via the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/jLuDE99i50. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.  

For more information, contact missionandministry@ollusa.edu.

OLLU hosts another successful ‘Encuentro High School Theology Institute’

The seven-day “Encuentro High School Theology Institute” wrapped up on June 23 with 21 high school students and 15 college mentors learning about the road to Emmaus and discovering God’s presence along the way.

Made possible with a $300,000 grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc., the students participated in workshops, service, activities and discussions to help them deepen their faith and apply it toward challenges within their community. 

In the mornings, the students cleaned the gravestones of the Sisters of Divine Providence.

The Lilly Endowment grant allows the Encuentro summer program to continue for two more years.

Schools and parishes that participated were Holy Cross, Providence, San Juan de los Lagos, Christ the King Church, St. Bonaventure, St. Gerard, St. Paul’s, Our Lady of Angels and St. John Berchman. 



Mission and Ministry seeking student mentors for Encuentro summer program

Mission and Ministry is looking for 15 OLLU students to serve as mentors for the Encuentro High School Theology Institute this summer, June 17-24.

Twenty-five high-school students from throughout San Antonio will be participating in workshops, activities, service, and discussions designed to help them deepen their own faith and apply toward challenges within their community. College mentors will help facilitate planned activities and provide logistical support.

Mentors will receive a $1,600 stipend that will be given upon completion of the program, along with free food and housing during the event.

Mentors must be full-time OLLU students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Mentors must also be enrolled at OLLU for fall 2021 and have demonstrated a commitment to the Christian faith.

The application deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m. Applications may be submitted to Roxanna Chavez in Elliott House, Room 103. For more information about requirements and benefits, contact rchavez@ollusa.edu or call 210-528-7171.

See application here: https://ollulakeweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Application-for-Encuentro-Mentors-2021.pdf