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Our purpose is to help youth and young adults understand and rely on the teachings and Atonement of Jesus Christ, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families, and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven.


"Institute is not just a class, it’s an opportunity to learn more about the gospel and to be in tune with the spirit. I love the Institute so much. I go to at least three a day because I want to learn more. Plus, the professors are so fun! I encourage each and everyone that reads this to try Institute. It's such an awesome experience you don’t want to miss out on!"-Mynesha Burrell


"What, then, will help you become such a devout disciple of Jesus Christ? One answer is seminary and institute—not just attending but actively participating in class and faithfully following through with any assignments given. . . .

" . . . Institute will help you remodel your home to become a sanctuary of faith—a place where the gospel of Jesus Christ is taught, learned, lived, and loved. Wherever you live, that dwelling can become a place where true disciples of Jesus Christ reside. There you can seek refuge from the storms of life and increase your love of the Lord and for each other."

- President Russell M. Nelson