Kitson Institute Launches in July 2017


Lasallian Volunteers (LV) is excited to announce the Brother Charles Kitson Institute for Formation of Lasallian Volunteers. Kitson Institute replaces LV Orientation and will feature a redesigned program to meet the needs of today’s Lasallian Volunteers.

Brother Charles Kitson, FSC, was a champion of inviting young people to engage in the Lasallian mission to deepen their commitment to a life lived so that others “might have life and have it in abundance.” Through Brother Charles’ example and prophetic witness, we are charged with continuing to share his message of the need for “forever Lasallians.”

Kitson Institute is an intentional formative experience which will focus on the key areas of faith, service and community. It will serve as personal, professional and spiritual formation of Lasallian Volunteers at the beginning of their year of service and engage them in deepening their Lasallian identity and belonging. This experience will invite the LVs into a process of understanding, articulating, participating and ultimately providing service and leadership in our core values of faith, service and community.

Laying the groundwork for positive and effective service as Lasallian Volunteers, Kitson Institute invites Young Lasallians to follow Brother Charles’ example and prophetic witness to begin a journey as “forever Lasallians,” a journey much needed in our world today.

Kitson Institute will be held July 21-30, 2017, at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.


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