Thank you for your interest in the YTI Summer Academy Scholarship campaign. This crowdfunding campaign has ended, but you can still support the Youth Theological Initiative (YTI) Program.

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Raised toward our $5,600 Goal
72 Gifts
Project has ended
Project ended on July 28, at 11:59 PM EDT
Project Owners


July 30, 2019

You did it! Congratulations! Together we have yet again surpassed our dollar goal for our summer YTI Momentum crowdfunding campaign. Thank you! Your generosity continues to make a difference for the Youth Theological Initiative and our scholars. We are very grateful! YTI Director, Beth Corrie, has added her $10 match for each unique donor to our campaign, which brings our total to $6,850.


Thank you for another great year!

The YTI Team


Final Countdown!

July 23, 2019

On Saturday, we said good-bye to the 2019 class of scholars. As you can imagine, we are exhausted yet invigorated.


Thanks to all who have supported us during our journey! As the YTI staff and scholars spend this week figuring out how they will share what they’ve learned in their home communities, you can help us get to the finish line with our campaign.


We’re excited to say that we hit our dollar goal, but we still have a ways to go to reach our goal of 100 unique donors. In just a few days, at the close of the campaign, an additional $10 will be added for every unique donor, up to $1,000! Let’s finish strong by sharing our link,, via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!


Additionally, please see the below video from some of our scholars as they say why YTI is valuable to them.



July 15, 2019

We are halfway through our YTI Summer Academy experience, and halfway through our crowdfunding campaign. Thanks for your generosity!

Check out the video, below, from Beth Corrie.


Help us keep the momentum going by continuing to share our effort with your personal networks via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Thank you.


The scholars are here!

July 11, 2019

We have started our journey of exploring what it means to be a public theologian. Emily Lawitz, a 2018 scholar from Texas said, “The YTI experience taught me how to approach race issues in a theological way and enhanced my passion for theology and worship. I’m grateful for the opportunity to make friends who are passionate about the same things as me and who help me think outside my comfort zone. Your support of YTI helps make this amazing experience possible for me and other scholars. Thank you!”


Enjoy our video below, and please continue to spread the word about our Momentum crowdfunding effort via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to help us reach our goal!


Reporting to you from YTI Central

July 05, 2019

Greetings from YTI Central! The staff are now arriving, and we are excited to welcome a new cohort to the Summer Academy! This year our goal is to raise $5,600 to help fund future scholars to participate in the YTI program. Your support provides immediate impact for the youth by subsidizing the overall cost of YTI. Thanks to all who have helped make YTI possible!


Please ask others to join in supporting YTI by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Thank you!



Choose a giving level


Scriptural Scholar

Your gift of $25 can help provide a Bible for a YTI scholar.


Bookworm Theologian

Your gift of $50 can help purchase the exploratory course textbooks for a YTI scholar.


Social Transformer

Your $100 gift can help cover transportation for the YTI community to visit and worship with other faith communities in the Atlanta area.


Hungry Scholar

Your $200 gift can help cover a week’s worth of meals for a YTI Scholar.


Feeding Five Thousand

Your $500 gift can help provide lunch for the entire YTI community.


Prophetic Leader

Your $1,000 gift can help with meals and housing for one scholar for the two-week summer academy.

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