What We Do


The ESTEEM Curriculum is a resource designed to assist cohorts to:
We pride ourselves on ongoing, collaborative development of curriculum resources, especially through our network of national experts, as well as the broad network of site leaders.

Topics covered by our ESTEEM Curriculum include, but are not limited to:

There are fourteen session outlines available in our curriculum guide, which can be followed as closely or as loosely as your site prefers. ESTEEM is most successful when it is inculturated into the pastoral fabric of the campus ministry – not meant to be a “program-in-a-box!” Our national staff is most happy to consult with site leaders on ways to bring the curriculum to life in each unique setting.

Site leader calls take place monthly and offer the opportunity to hear from campus or young adult ministers from across the nation about how the curriculum is being applied at their university or parish. New ideas for activities, speakers, and regional conferences or other resources are shared – offering a constant opportunity to elevate the programming at your ministry site. We also strongly encourage bringing in outside speakers to help students and young adults better understand the breadth and depth of opportunities for leadership in the Church. The national staff can assist in connecting local and national speakers for these purposes.

Most sites find that our fourteen week curriculum fits conveniently into the semester model. Sessions can be run in any distribution that makes sense for your community (e.g. biweekly, monthly, etc.) leading up to our Capstone Conference in the spring.

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Thank you to all of our students, site leaders, and mentors who joined us for our annual #ESTEEMCapstone21! Your patience with the transition to the virtual realm and tenacity this year are so appreciated! Thank you, also, to our young alumni and ministry leaders who joined our panel and small groups. A Sunday afternoon well spent! 💜
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ESTEEM Leadership Staff


Nicole M. Perone

National Coordinator
Nicole M. Perone joined ESTEEM in 2020. As the National Coordinator, she is responsible for leading the strategic planning and vision of the ESTEEM program, along with serving as liaison for each of the site leaders, maintaining and updating the ESTEEM curriculum, and planning and executing the annual Capstone Conference.
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Mary Pickens Corsones

Program Coordinator
Mary joined ESTEEM in 2018. As the Program Coordinator, she is the operational point of contact for site leaders and collaborates with the National Coordinator to manage the implementation of ESTEEM.
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