The Duke Youth Academy is a year-long program that offers high school students the opportunity to experience an intensive encounter with Christian life.
2015 Youth Academy:
Residency at Duke Divinity School: June 14–June 20
Academy Completion: July 2016
The Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation (DYA) offers 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 nourish a life of faith.
DYA fosters an intentional community around worship and the study of theology. These concepts are introduced during residency and nurtured in the following year through mentorship, online forums and web-meetings. Participants are empowered to further explore their faith and baptismal callings through a community-based project that incorporates Christian practices such as 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.