Alumni, Friends Encouraged to Refer Applicants for Faithways Academy
Submitted on February 13, 2018
Recruitment is now underway for Georgetown College’s 2nd year of Faithways Academy, a residential program for high school students. Directed by Andrew Noe, a 2008 alumnus, it is a 12-day program centered on giving students a place to learn and discuss theology, faith, leadership, and more.
In 2017, Georgetown College hosted 22 students from throughout the United States. Faithways Academy is open to current 9th through 11th graders.
Academy students live on campus thereby giving them a taste of dorm life. Current college students assist with the program. It is a great way for the high school students to get a feel for the staff and campus.
Working with group leaders, these students take classes, perform service projects, enjoy off-campus activities like hikes and meals, attend classes on topics such as Theology/Doctrine, Church History, and Bible, and may select from two electives taught by professors and local ministers.
During the dozen days, groups visit churches of different denominations to enjoy a meal and learn about each one’s beliefs and history (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, and Episcopal), attend chapel daily, work on group projects for presentation at a parent night, and experience a variety of teambuilding activities. Of course, there is also plenty of time to forge friendships, enjoy downtime, and have fun.
The cost is $350 for 12 days, all-inclusive: meals (all-you-can-eat at both the GC Montgomery Cafeteria and a selection of local restaurants), classes, books, and swag bags. Last year, some students were sponsored by their home church to offset cost so that is worth exploring if cost is a concern.
Alumni and friends are encouraged to suggest students. Please share this information with families of your acquaintance within the Commonwealth or outside of Kentucky. Last year, one student came from California while several others were from other states.
Applications are now being accepted until April 1.
Faithways Academy was established through a Lilly Endowment, Inc. grant, part of Lilly’s High School Youth Theology Institutes Initiative.