Information for Parents
Although institute students have sometimes moved away from mom and dad, parents still have the opportunity to encourage their children to attend institute. President Boyd K. Packer said:
“Without guidance, your student may choose . . . another course instead of an institute class. That would surely be a mistake. It would be like adding one more brick to the house of knowledge when there is little mortar to hold it all together. Parents, encourage, even insist, that your students register for . . . institute” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1983, 91; or Ensign, May 1983, 67).
President Thomas S. Monson has stated, “If you are a single college student, I ask you to make participation in institute a priority. Married students and other young adults are also welcome and encouraged to attend.” President Monson promised, “Friends will be made, the Spirit will be felt, and faith will be strengthened. I promise you that as you participate in institute and study the scriptures diligently, your power to avoid temptation and to receive direction of the Holy Ghost in all you do will be increased. Divine favor will attend those who humbly seek it. That is a promise which I leave with you” (April 21, 2009).
You can locate institute programs here. There you will find links to email addresses and phone numbers of institute directors wherever your child may be.
We invite you to do everything you can to help your child succeed in institute. Read more prophetic quotes on the importance of seminary and institute.
View the 2012 Annual Report of Seminaries and Institutes