YTI Staff Application

Connect YTI Staff Requirements:

We are so excited that you want to serve and work with Connect YTI this summer! This program is one of a kind and full of life changing experiences!

Connect is a week-long program for high school students. As a NCWU college there will be certain requirements expected of you to be on staff. Please review these and consider whether you can apply.

  1. You must be a full time NCWU student.
  2. You must be cleared with student affairs.
  3. You must be available to stay overnight on campus from Saturday (June 25-July 1, 2022)
  4. You must provide a letter of recommendation from 1 faculty and 1 staff member at NCWU.


What is Connect?

Connect Youth Theology Institute is a Christian program on the campus of North Carolina Wesleyan University in Rocky Mount, NC. Students experience theological discussion, sessions with college professors, learn about opportunities to serve in the Nash/Edgecombe community, and engage in spiritual practices to use in their daily life. (Prayer, journaling, reading scripture). Connect combines the excitement of camp, classroom experience of college, and practical application of real-life circumstances and needs.

Connect YTI is proud to be part of the Youth Theology Network across the USA. YTN is a national network of colleges, universities, and theological schools funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. to identify, ignite and cultivate the gifts of a new generation of Christian leaders who will make an impact in the world. As a partner, the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) supports, resources and promotes this national network of theology programs for high school students.”

Week-long Residency:

High school students gather at NCWU for a week. Connect invites students to immerse themselves into the theological themes of a book of the Bible.

We spend the morning grounding ourselves in prayer, meditation, and nature. During the afternoon we enjoy working with our hands, using our minds to engage theological studies, and resting on the campus of NCWU. Evenings are full of sharing a meal, worship, and fun. We end the night with reflecting on the day with gratitude and conversation.

Youth Theology Institute Staff Application