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B-CU Hosts High School Students for EGG Summer Program

The Nine-Day All Expenses Paid Program Explores Faith, Ambition and Confidence
Applications Now Available; Only 50 Participants Will Be Accepted

June 2, 2016. - The School of Religion at Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to host high school students for Exploring Gifts and Graces: Summer Adventure in Theology and Leadership (EGG) The program is designed as a bold new strategy for reaching out to high school youth and supporting their exploration of ministry, theological learning, and vocational choices in church ministry and religious leadership.  EGG is a nine-day, all expenses paid, residential summer experience for high school juniors and seniors from all over Florida to explore their faith, learn more about themselves, and to think deeply about their dreams, goals, and gifts.   EGG will be held on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach from July 16-July 24, 2016.  Participants will reside in the dorms, eat in the dining hall, attend classes on campus, worship in the chapel, and get a feel for college campus life.  EGG is free to accepted participants.  Participants must provide their own transportation to and from the B-CU campus and must plan to be present for the entire nine-day period.  To find out more information and complete an application, go to EGG is open to rising juniors and seniors (who would be in grades 10 and 11 this year) from anywhere in Florida. Only fifty applicants will be accepted. 

The goal of the program is to help career-bound high school students better utilize their summer months to gain professional exposure and guidance in making informed career and educational decisions.  EGG will offer students the opportunity to build friendships, participate in community service projects, and gain leadership skills. Special programs, team building exercises, and the chance to design their own worship experience will provide a variety of activities.  By focusing attention on these issues in the supportive environment of the program, with distinguished faculty, and alongside a group of their peers, participants will leave with greater maturity and clarity about themselves and the goals they wish to pursue after high school.  EGG is funded by a 2016 grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. The grant of nearly $600,000 will cover four years of program financing for summer institutes with the School of Religion.

For more information, contact the B-CU Youth Theology Institute at 386-481-2712 or email

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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