LUX Summer Institute for Youth Leadership

Creating greater justice in today’s world.

LUX Rise: Lifting Others as We Climb

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As we come out of the COVID cloud and return to a new “normal,” we are re-imagining what the Lux Institute will look like and how we can make it inclusive for everyone. Our hope is to center the Institute around cultural engaging issues that are relevant to the world we live in.

About the Institute

Funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, this summer experience is designed to provide rising high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to build the skills to effectively address a broad range of social issues that are reflective, practical, and relational. The program supports students in the development of contextually sensitive and diverse solutions to problems and its interrelated economic, social and environmental challenges.

Participants for the LUX Summer Institute This is an opportunity where you can ask big questions, take big risks, wrestle with big problems. Social transformation is soul-stretching work, but you don’t have to do it alone. 

It’s about transformation–your transformation as a leader, as an individual–so that you can lean into your purpose to transform the world. We call that intentional formation, and it’s the backbone of how we shape leaders. 

This year’s LUX Summer Institute for Youth Leadership is a FREE three-day summer college-like experience and will be held Monday, July 8, 2024 - Wednesday, July 10, 2024. 

Space is limited. Deadline to register is June 1, 2023! Register today! 


  • John Huxtable

    Chaplain and Director of Lux Center for Church and Religious Leadership

    Office phone: 309-457-2380
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  • Marnie Dugan, The Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships and Associate Director for Student Success

    Marnie Steach

    Director, Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships
    Associate Director, Student Success

    Office phone: 309-457-2116
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