Building Ignatian-Inspired High School Leaders

The ISN Arrupe Leaders Summit invites emerging student leaders and faculty/parish chaperones from Jesuit high schools and parishes nationwide to  deepen their understanding of “a faith that does justice,” share ideas and resources for social justice programming, and become empowered to effect positive social change in their local and global communities.

Throughout the three-day program, students explore The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders through the lens of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.’s life. Arrupe, a former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, is known for his strong leadership of the Jesuits during a tumultuous period in global history and a time of great transition for the Catholic Church and the Jesuits.  Fr. Arrupe’s commitment to engaging the Second Vatican Council’s call to solidarity with all of humanity was demonstrated through his emphasis on the Jesuits’ re-commitment to serving those on the margins and seeing social justice as core to one’s faith in Christ.

Summit facilitators weave together Arrupe’s example with the leadership best practices, and help students make connections to their own lives through hands-on activities and personal reflection time. Further, students and faculty are given ample opportunities to share social justice programming ideas and make connections with fellow social justice leaders from around the country.

2014-2015 School Year Summits

February 13-15, 2015
Presentation Center
Los Gatos, CA 
(just outside San Francisco, CA)

Early Register By December 12th 

Early Registration  Fees:
Members/Cristo Rey: $200 Students/Faculty
Non-Members: $250 Students/Faculty

March 6-8, 2015
Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat Center
Sparks, MD (just outside of Baltimore, MD)

Registration Now Full

Standard Registration Fees:
Members/Cristo Rey: $250 Faculty
Non-Members: $300 Students/Faculty

What are People Saying About the Summit?

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“What an experience!!! The ISN Arrupe Leadership Summit inspired my students to develop a school-wide service and justice program for the entire school, on all grade levels. The energy and enthusiasm that they came back with, continued in their work on our campus. The ISN summit was not only worthwhile, it is already on our calendar for next year as well.”
Tim Evans, St. Ignatius High School – Cleveland, OH

“The Ignatian Solidarity Network has provided well organized, intentional, and meaningful programming for our faculty and students. Our experience at the Arrupe Leadership Summit far exceeded our expectations for the event. It was prayerful, engaging, and age appropriate for high school students. By far one of the best events I have ever brought students to.”
Ben Horgan, Loyola Blakefield High School – Towson, MD

Attending The Summit

Arrupe Leaders Summit reflection tableThe ideal Summit participants have a passion for social justice grounded in their faith, and enter into the weekend already thinking about social justice issues or programs that they would like to address. We seek to bring promising young social justice leaders from Jesuit and Catholic high schools across the region and nation. Each school is limited to 6 students.

Faculty/Staff Chaperones

All schools/parishes are required to send a faculty/staff chaperone with their delegation. Faculty, staff and administrator chaperones will be provided the opportunity to engage in professional development parallel to their students’ experiences.


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