"I, a Muslim, was passing a paint can to my friend, a Jew, who was painting over a cracked wall, while my other friend, a Christian, was filling the cracks in the wall. All three of us were working on a house destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, trying to restore and create a better place..."

-- Nora, WYA alumna

Our goal is to deliver four large scale programs per year that reflect the mission of WYA and teach real world skills for communication and understanding. Programming should strive to access the rich depths of collective religious knowledge, and demonstrate how it can help teens address current social, political and spiritual issues that are relevant to them.


WYA typically holds two programs in the fall, one in the winter and one in the spring. Our hope is to build this organization and provide even more opportunities to learn and serve together.