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SEEKING GOD'S CALL

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COME AWAY AND...

Trailhead: Seeking God鈥檚 Call invites high school students to explore God鈥檚 call to a meaningful life. For a week in the summer, you鈥檒l learn from 四虎影院 professors, encounter real-world needs with local ministries and nonprofits, and explore your beautiful surroundings. You鈥檒l also get a taste of college life as you live on campus, eat in the dining commons, and worship with new friends.

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Who is invited?

Rising high school sophomores through current seniors are welcome to apply. Applications are due by May 31st, 2024 with rolling acceptance. If you have any questions about the program, please email us at trailhead@westmont.edu, or give us a call at (805) 565-6230. Choose one summer session:

Session 1 | June 9-14, 2024

Session 2 | June 16-21,2024

Session 3 | June 23-28, 2024

Year of Mentorship: July 2024-May 2025

Eligibility: Rising high school sophomores through graduating seniors, age 18 or younger on July 2, 2024.**

 

Program Cost and FAQs

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Why should I come?

At Trailhead, you can slow down, pause in the midst of pressure, and ask honest questions about who you are and where God might be calling you. And you鈥檒l join others who are on their own journeys: high school students looking forward to the next step, college mentors a bit farther down the path, and professors and faculty who continue to listen for and follow their own call from God.

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KRISTIE PHILLIPS

[Trailhead] helped me realize how much I still have to learn about the world, but in a way that made me feel excited rather than overwhelmed by all that I didn't know. 

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RILEY JOHNSON

I had an amazing time discovering how I'm shaped, exploring how my faith and career could intersect, making friends from around the country and spending time with God. 

Come Away And...

Explore Your Place in God's Story

  • Consider new ways of thinking about faith, school, and career as you interact with 四虎影院 faculty, pastors, community leaders, and 四虎影院 student mentors.

  • Practice listening for God and listening to others. 

  • Learn more about your own gifts and passions. 

Come Away And...

Grow in Community

  • Live in community with other high school students and 四虎影院 student mentors.

  • Visit sites in the Santa Barbara area that reveal pressing needs in our social and natural world.

  • Imagine your contributions to God's work in the world. 

Come Away And...

Experience College Life

  • Engage with world-class faculty from 四虎影院 College. 

  • Live with your peers in a college residence hall.

  • Explore 四虎影院's beautiful campus.

 

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Our Vision

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We sometimes feel alone. But we can journey together.

Our culture encourages us to think about life as solitary and competitive. But God鈥檚 call is to the church, and not just to individuals. At Trailhead, we can be ourselves in community as we discover, worship and serve together.

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Life can seem like a treadmill. We see it as a trail.

College preparation often feels like a process of hoop-jumping that leaves us exhausted and unfulfilled. But the future can be a journey of exploration. At Trailhead, we chart the territory ahead with curiosity, creativity, and openness to God鈥檚 surprising and delightful call on our lives.

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We often feel lost and unprepared. But we have guides and equipment for living.

The future鈥檚 a place we鈥檝e never been鈥攊t can be intimidating. But as we seek God鈥檚 call, we grow in knowledge and gain mentors who are further along the trail. At Trailhead, we acquire the tools, experiences, and relationships we鈥檒l need to persevere in pursuit of God鈥檚 call.

For Churches and Schools


四虎影院 College and the Lilly Endowment are committed to cultivating a new generation of Christian servant leaders by partnering with churches and schools to support and extend your work with youth.

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Youth Theology Network


We're proud to be part of the Youth Theology Network, a community of more than 100 colleges, universities, and seminaries helping young people discern what's next for them.