360 Leadership Institute


You’re Invited! Good leaders need a strong foundation. What does it mean to be a Christian leader? How can I lead at school, church, or among my peers? If these are questions you think about, then Trinity’s 360 Leadership Institute is for you. During the two weeks at 360LI, you’ll expand your Christian view of the world, build a community of friends, shape your unique voice, and embrace the call to influence the world for Christ.

About 360

  • For students aged 15–18
  • 3 hours of college credit
  • 2 weeks over the summer
  • Full room and board
  • 3 fantastic field experiences
  • Preparation for college life
  • TIU scholarship available


Activities | Explore your limits through field trips and team challenges Innovative Projects | Apply concepts to your leadership context Seminar Discussions | Examine your faith with like-minded peers Small Groups | Develop your leadership identity through mentorship Habits | Grow closer to God through teaching and daily practice


  • Track #1 – One Mission, Many Stories
  • Track #2 – Introduction to Philosophy

Dates and Info

1- In person Institute: from June 18 to June 30, 2022
2- Synchronous Online Option:

  • from June 13 to June 19, 2022 pre-course work
  • from June 18 to June 30, 2022 synchronous morning classes
  • from July 1 to July 22, 2022 post-course project

Trinity College in Deerfield, IL

Stay in Trinity’s residence halls with 360LI undergraduate coaches, RAs, and other 360LI students.

Includes food, room, transportation to field locations, and 360LI merchandise

Registration Cost

Registration deadline
June 13

What to bring
Once accepted, students will receive a packing list from the Institute.


  • What are the activities that 360LI students experience? The Institute begins at Camp-Timber-lee, where students complete team challenges to explore foundational leadership principles. The Institute itself includes a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Holocaust museum, along with a day of service.
  • What credits are earned through the Institute? First-year 360LI students complete the 3-credit Trinity general ed course titled Christian Thinking and Living; second- and third-year students complete 3 credits of Introduction to Philosophy or Ethics.
  • Do students interact much with professors and college students? Absolutely. 360LI is a community, and professors have lunch with students and conduct 1:1 meetings. Our coaching staff is made up of Trinity students and 360LI alum, and they are engaged with students day and night throughout the two weeks.
  • What kind of scholarship is available? The Institute grants attendees a $1,000 scholarship that is issued to students over four years at Trinity College.
  • Does 360LI stand on its own, or is it connected to other Trinity programs? Not all 360LI students end up at Trinity, but for those who do, 360LI serves as preparation for Trinity’s Emerging Leaders (EL) Program. Freshman EL students arrive early on campus, meet in small groups throughout freshman year, take a course on leadership, and work together on leadership projects while at the College.
  • Can high school graduates attend 360LI? Absolutely. Many of our students have been high school grads, and 360LI is a great way to prepare for your first year of college.


$150 missionary kid discount
$150 returning 360LI student discount
$150 sibling discount
$100 TIU faculty recommendation discount
$100 National School Project (NSP) leader discount
Need-based and TIU/TEDS student/faculty discounts available upon application


Chris Firestone. Dr. Firestone is currently professor and chair of the Philosophy department. He worked to develop the “Trinity Debates” and leads annual outreach trips to Eastern Europe. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Philosophers, and the American Philosophy Association.

Ahyuwani Akanet. Dr. Akanet directs 360LI and works at Trinity as the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership. A recent (May 2021) graduate of TEDS with a PhD in Educational Studies, he brings his passion for leadership development and student participation to the Student Life team. He also volunteers with the youth ministry of his local church, Crosslife EFC, Libertyville, Illinois.


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