In Baptism all young people are called by God into the community of Jesus, the church. From Baptism and beyond it is the responsibility of the young person’s family and church community to help them grow in faith and reflect on what it means to be in school and be a Baptized child of God.
The Horizon Apprenticeship Program aims to help young adults of color or whose primary language is a language other than English acquire a missional imagination to help them discern their future, and the role that Jesus and the church has in their life.
Each apprentice accepted into the program will work at their home congregation for the summer completing an 8-week, 20 hour/week internship. Alongside this practical experience, they will participate in online learning and networking sessions. They will also participate in online learning and networking sessions. They will receive a stipend of $1,800 for the summer. A young person may participate in the program up to two times.
The application period for Summer 2024 runs from Monday, February 12, through Tuesday, March 12.
This year, we are transitioning to an online application, which requires an initial registration process. We recommend interested applicants register before the application window so that you can access and begin completing the application on February 12.
Please download our Program Overview for program requirements, dates, and other important information.
For further information about the program, contact Cynthia Zamora, Program Director Horizon Apprenticeship, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 380-2666.
For all other inquiries or assistance with completing the application, contact us at HorizonApprenticeshipProgram@elca.org.