DVULI training cohorts consists of 10-12 urban youth leaders from a specific city. The process of becoming a participant in the initiative involves being nominated by a local stakeholder and receiving an application. Once applications are submitted, a select number of applicants are interviewed for the program, and those who are selected are notified by their city coordinator. Qualifications for Participants include the following: 

  • Leads a program or ministry that directly impacts youth 
  • Demonstrates a willingness to share leadership with others 
  • Has a strong desire to learn and has a teachable spirit 
  • Is in a position to implement plans for change 
  • Has been in ministry for a minimum of three years 
  • Is able to participate fully as a part of his/her job 
  • Is personally active in a church 

Application Form Nomination Form