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DYA is a journey toward abundant life

The Duke Youth Academy is a year-long program for young people to live in Christ and to think deeply about being Christian. It combines a week-long residency on the Duke University campus with a year of continuing mentorship, practice, and online community.

Residency: June 18-24, 2017
Year of Mentorship: June 2017 – June 2018

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  • Zac jumps in on the mandolin during evening worship.

    Staff Voices: Zac Workun

    Zac Workun (M.Div ‘14), our community practices ministry coordinator, is the associate pastor at Southern Hills Baptist Church, Tulsa, Okla. […]

  • Dr. Willie Jennings instructs DYA '10 students, including Rob Lee (third from the right).

    Student Voices: Rob Lee

    In the 2003 hit musical Wicked, there’s this wonderful song describing the friendship between the Wicked Witch Elphaba and Glenda […]

  • Garrett, '15, leading in worship at the 2015 DYA Residency.

    Student Voices: Garrett DeGraffenreid

    Garrett DeGraffenreid, DYA ’15, shared this sermon on July 24 at Tulsa University at the Synod Youth Workshop for the […]


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“DYA gave me some of my greatest friends, my toughest faith questions, and assurance I'm not alone in the world trying to figure things out.”

Rob Lee, DYA '10



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