Religious Life

Hendrix Youth Institute


June 12-24, 2022

The Hendrix Youth Institute (HYI) program will help rising high school juniors and seniors discern their call for ministry and specifically introduce participants to ordained and professional ministry.  Using a holistic approach, the program will incorporate the “head, heart, and hands” to enable youth to understand God’s call.  

The HYI experience will include:

  • Two morning classes relating to the Institute’s yearly theme, “Spiritual Formation” and “Worship.”
  • Afternoons engaged in service work or shadowing church professionals. 
  • Worship, small group Bible study, spiritual gift/discernment exercises, and time for fun and fellowship.  
  • A mission trip to Chicago, IL  in which participants will work together, building relationships with those they serve and learning from one another.  

The only cost to participants is a $100 refundable deposit.

 HYI participants will also attend a one-day winter retreat in Little Rock that includes a service project and time of reflection. 

Participants who are admitted to Hendrix will be reviewed for Hendrix Academic and Odyssey scholarships and may apply for a United Methodist Youth Leadership Scholarship.  Grants are also available for certified candidates in the United Methodist Church.

To Print Application click here.

Important Dates and Information:

  • March 1- Applications due
  • March 18- Applicants notified regarding acceptance to HYI
  • April 1- All forms and a check for a $100 deposit* due from accepted applicants to hold a spot at HYI
    *Checks will only be deposited if an accepted applicant does not attend HYI.

For more information contact:

Rev. Ellen Alston       
Hendrix College
1600 Washington Ave.
Conway, Arkansas 72032-3080