The Duke Youth Academy is a year-long program for high school students to experience an intensive encounter with Christian life for one week of residency at Duke University and one year of ongoing engagement and practice.

2014 Youth Academy:
Residency: June 22 – June 28
Academy Completion: July 2015

The Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation (DYA) gives high school students the unique opportunity to engage with Duke Divinity School faculty, Christian practitioners, artists, community activists, mentors, and each other in learning how to cultivate and nourish a life of faith.  

Through a week-long residency at Duke University, DYA fosters an intentional Christian community that it cultivates over the next year. Together with Divinity School faculty and mentors, participants continue to study theology and Christian practice while exploring their faith in their own communities through gestures of hospitality, creative arts, servant ministry, justice, reconciliation, and reflection.

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  • Register for the 2012 DYA Reunion

    The 2012 reunion will be held at Camp Chestnut Ridge in Efland, N.C. Register now for early bird rates.

  • Youth Ministry Initiatives

    Jeffrey Conklin-Miller has been appointed director of Youth Ministry Initiatives, a new position that involves working with both the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation and the Master of Arts in Christian Practice.