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.
2015 Youth Academy:
Residency: June 14 – June 20
Academy Completion: July 2016
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.
Duke Youth Academy Applications Open
Student and staff applications are open for 2015.
Duke Youth Academy Expands Program
The summer program extends to a full year of mentorship and community-building.
Kleinbeck Appointed DYA Director
Alaina Kleinbeck previously served as assistant director of youth ministry initiatives at Duke Divinity School.