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Join us this Summer

June 23-28, 2019 at Augsburg University

Old Science building with flower in front. Text that reads: Stewarding Creation in our Neighborhoods: Science and Theology in Action, June 23-28, 2019, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute

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.

Students listening to Professor Jeremy Myers

Students holding hands and praying outside

This year is about science. Do I have to be a science genius in order to understand what’s going on?

No, definitely not! Although science will be a part of AYTI this year, you do not have to excel in science in order to attend this year. We will also be focusing heavily on the environment and theology, so you should still apply even if science isn’t your number one strength.

Sample Schedule Monday – ThursdayStudents group hug in the chapel

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Morning Class Session

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Break

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Class Session

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Community Based Learning Experience

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner & Evening Activity

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Solitude/Small Groups