DESIGN OF THE ACADEMY

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6)

The name of our leadership academy (“Youth on The Way”) proclaims that youth only find their true calling when they follow Jesus, The Way; it also recognizes that high school students are on a journey of self-discovery and offers guidance along the path.

The summer Academy contains four key components to help students discover their calling and hone their leadership skills: teaching, field trips, worship, and a service project. Professors from Malone’s Department of Bible, Theology, & Ministry will lead the teaching times in the morning and early afternoon. Each afternoon students will take a field trip to explore the intersection of faith and vocation. Then in the evenings, students will participate in reflective worship experiences.

Finally, students will return home to work with a mentor in their church and further develop their leadership skills through a service project. At the conclusion of the service project, students will report on their activities and lessons learned, and these stories will be featured in Malone's Youth on the Way Magazine.

This camp is funded by a generous donation from the Lilly Endowment.