YBL Information for Parents – Asbury University
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YBL Information for Parents

Residential Program Dates: June 5-16, 2023


Youth Becoming Leaders is $500 for students accepted into the 2023 program. This includes all food, lodging & supplies for the two weeks of the YBL Institute. Accepted students are encouraged to ask their friends, family, and church to support this cost. 

Pay Now

The true cost of Youth Becoming Leaders is around $4000 per student. The low cost of $500 is enabled because Youth Becoming Leaders is funded through generous gifts and grants from Carson-Myer Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Asbury Theological Seminary, Asbury University, and individual donors. You can donate here to help support this program.

Scholarships are available for those with financial need or to help cover travel costs.


June 5-16, 2023

See the Schedule page for a sample weekly schedule.

Check-In June 5, 2023

Check-in begins at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 5. We will be sending more information about the location on campus in the spring of 2023. After your child checks in, your child will be able to move into the dorms. We invite you to attend the welcome session with your child from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. After this session, you can say your goodbyes.

Check-Out June 16, 2023

Check-out is at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 16. At 2 p.m. you are invited to attend a student showcase presentation followed by a sending service. Your child may check out after this service. (Anticipate staying a few minutes after for some sad goodbyes between new best friends, and a photo or two.) We will be sending more information about the location once the camp begins.

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Scholarship and College Credit

If your student has not begun their senior year and completes all of the follow-up requirements during the three months post-YBL, they will be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship each year towards attending Asbury University. That’s a total of $4,000 over four years!

Asbury University is happy to offer academic credit to students who attend YBL and complete the post-conference material. After enrolling at Asbury University, students will receive three academic elective credits to be applied towards total degree completion.

YBL Participant Permission Forms

  • YBL Parent Permission Form This permission form is required for you to participate in the YBL program.
  • Challenge Course Permission Form A trip to the Asbury University Challenge Course is a major team-building and leadership activity included in the program and the permission form is required for you to participate in the Challenge Course.
  • Monastery Wavier A trip to the Monastery is a way YBL teaches spiritual rhythms and rest. The permission form is required for you to go to the Mount St Francis Center for Spirituality.

Parent Testimonials

“The impact of YBL has been noticeable with my daughter because she is more focused on God and what His plan for her would be. My daughter is also more intentional about devotions and meeting with her mentor helps! She made great friends while at YBL and she even decided to make her roommate from YBL her roomie at Asbury when they attend next fall!! They now are besties!! She is so excited about the project she is doing at school. I think it has given her purpose and hope that she can bring the girls at school together. Thanks for all you did to make it such a great experience!!”

Pittsburgh, Pa.

“YBL was my son’s first experience on a college campus and the first time that he saw the results of a collaborative, supportive fellowship of Christian students. He has always had a hard time connecting with the students in the church youth group due to his quiet introverted nature but his connection with the YBL teams was impactful and showed him something new about his walk with Christ that has stuck with him. We have family devotionals and prayer time each night and since returning from YBL, my son has offered great insight into our devotionals with lessons that he has learned from YBL classes. Just last week he taught both his father and me about the historical facts surrounding David and Saul’s story.”

Austin, Texas