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Just a few spots remain for BTLI 2018!  The application and nomination deadline has been extended to June 1.

At Be the Light, we study pressing issues of justice and injustice that we can witness right here in Buffalo, NY.  Then, with the help of Canisius College faculty, staff, students and friends, we learn and strategize about what it takes to address them wherever they are.  Through prayer, reflection and study, participants will learn about themselves, their world, and their place in it.  By becoming knowledgeable, faithful, and just leaders, they will become the change they want to see in the world.

BTLI 2018 will take place from July 23-28.  Again, we will accept applications until Friday, June 1, from current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors.  Each applicant must also receive a nomination from an adult mentor.  Spots are limited.

The total cost of the program is $50, which includes all meals and accommodations in our air-conditioned dorm.  Scholarships to cover this cost are available.  Monetary assistance with out of town travel is not available.

For more information, along with links to our application form and nomination form, click here.

You may also e-mail us for more information at One of our institute co-directors or graduate assistant will be happy to answer any questions you have!

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Submitted by: Stephen Chanderbhan,PhD, assistant professor of philosophy and co-director of Be the Light Youth Theology Institute