We invite rising high school juniors and seniors from across the nation and from any denominational tradition to apply for two weeks of learning, service, worship, and fellowship in intentional Christian community on Duke’s campus.
2013 dates: June 16 – June 29
You must complete Part I of your application online, and we must receive Part II (very short essays and letters of recommendation, about which you will learn more after completing Part I) by mail.
The two parts together comprise your completed application.
Please note that a $25 application fee is required and is non-refundable; the fee must be paid by credit card online as part of Part I.
Every accepted student receives a full tuition scholarship from Lilly Endowment Inc. Room and board fees for the two-week program are $1100, but full and partial need-based financial aid is available.
Each year, the DYA invites gifted and passionate college and seminary students, pastors, and youth pastors to journey with 50 high school students through the Duke Youth Academy. During January and February, we hire approximately 25 adults to serve as the Duke Youth Academy staff, including a dozen mentors, a handful of residential advisors, and four artists-in-residence. Before beginning an application, please review the job descriptions below for this year’s open positions as mentor, residential advisor, or artist-in-residence.
- DYA Mentor Job Description (pdf)
- DYA Residential Advisor Job Description (pdf)
- DYA Artist-in-Residence Job Description (pdf)
You must complete Part I of your application online, and we must receive Part II (resume and short-answer questions, about which you will learn more after completing Part I) by mail. The two parts together comprise your completed application.
Begun in 2006, the fellowship program invites four to six youth workers to walk alongside the Duke Youth Academy to learn from the Academy’s model of youth ministry. Fellows will have opportunities to learn from internationally acclaimed Divinity School faculty, to reflect together on the implications of DYA practices for their own youth ministries, and to continue discerning their own calling to ministry with youth. In addition, fellows will be invited to experience the transformative power of intentional Christian community with the students and staff of the DYA.
This year, instead of offering our ministry fellowship program in the same capacity, students pursuing the M.A.C.P. degree in youth ministry will walk in that role.
For more information, contact DYA Director Jeff Conklin-Miller.