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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.

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Residency: June 21-27, 2020
Year of Mentorship: June 2020 – June 2021

Currently Accepting Applicants for DYA 2020


living like they believe


Ordinary Christians ponder how God is transforming their struggles and calling them into new life.


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  • Our Bodies In the Body of Christ

    Angie Hong is a second year MDiv student at Duke Divinity School. How we can resist the worldly narratives of […]

  • Scenes from 2019

    The Duke Youth Academy is a year-long program for high school students to experience an intensive encounter with Christian life […]

  • The Crisis of Advent

    Milton Gilder is the Director of the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation  On Friday, November 23rd, a Mexican immigrant […]


student voices

“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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