Augsburg Youth Theology Institute

AYTI is a summer program for young people in high school (9th-12th grades). It has been called “a year of spiritual growth concentrated into one faith-filled week.”

AYTI is a time when you can discuss your questions about God and faith with some of the best professors in the country.

It is a place where you find friends who care the way you do.

It is a program that lets you put your faith into action, as we learn, pray, and play together on Augsburg’s campus, as we explore the city, and as we figure out together with God is calling us to do with our lives.

AYTI does not end when the week is over. During our time together you design a project for sharing your experience with your home church. We’ll stay in touch to encourage and help you during the summer and beyond.

Scholars at this year’s AYTI will develop leadership skills and put creation care theology and science knowledge into action. The world and neighborhoods we live in are series of complicated yet beautiful systems and networks. Therefore, we’ll practice thinking in systems–both ecologically and vocationally within spheres of community, home, congregation, and school. We will use faith-based environmental STEM curriculum to practice problem-finding and problem-solving and then apply STEM to greening our churches, homes, and communities. With the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood as our classroom, we will name our strengths and explore how our gifts and talents meet the needs of the world.

If you are currently in high school (grades 9-12), we encourage you to apply for the 2019 AYTI.

Contact us to find out more about AYTI and how it could fit into your summer plans.



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