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2019 Kloska Family Life Defenders Boot Camp


2017 Kloska Family Life Defenders Boot Camp

In 2014, the first Kloska Family Life Defenders Boot Camp was held at Marian High School. The event featured a 101 course for over 20 pro-life youth.


The purpose of the Boot Camp was to equip and motivate pro-life youth to engage in productive conversations about life issues.

While its mission remains the same, the Boot Camp has grown expediently in the past few years. It is now held at Geddes Hall at the University of Notre Dame and offers three tracks for varying levels of pro-life expertise, and is now open to college students and adults.


The Boot Camp features nationally syndicated apologists Seth Drayer and Ian Spencer from Created Equal and Mike Spencer from the Life Training Institute.

Active Duty Airforce personnel and South Bend native, John Paul Fitzmaurice, has attended all three tracks.


“The Boot Camp helped me learn how to defend human life effectively,” John Paul says. “Now I feel very prepared to explain what I believe.”


Marian High School junior Annie Henry had a similar experience.


“I learned a lot about the true science of abortion. This made me ext