Open House – An event which invites prospective students, parents and mentors to learn more about the PYST program.
Service Projects with Reflection – Service projects where youth combine meaningful service work with theological reflection.
Mentors – Each PYST youth scholar is required to have a mentor who serves as an advocate, guide and theological dialogue partner. This person should be someone who is active in a congregation or the community and willing to cultivate a nurturing relationship with a youth.
Spring Youth Forum – An annual conference for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to discuss, with SMU and Perkins faculty, topics relating to the church, youth culture and society.
Summer Academy – A summer residential experience integrating theological study, reflection and faith formation practices coupled with service work, worship, community-building and leadership development. View our summer gallery