Since 1997, The Rev. Dr. Roy F. Miller, Ph.D., and Mrs. Florence Lantz Miller Summer Youth Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has drawn high schoolers from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, Calif., Canby, Minn., to Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, and everywhere in between. These students come from small parishes and big steeples, big cities and small towns, U.S. territories and Indian Nations, representing all walks of life and theological perspectives within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

They come to Pittsburgh Seminary to ask deep questions about life and faith, to think critically about these issues, and to explore ministry from the pulpit and the pews.

We welcome you to explore our initiatives for youth and youth leaders.

SYI for College Credit

During this week-long program, rising high school seniors are invited to earn college credit while exploring what God is calling them to do and who God is calling them to be. This program currently meets at Waynesburg University (Waynesburg, Pa.), and we're working to expand it to other local Christian colleges.

SYI on the Road

Through on-site visits, SYI can train your youth leadership team. Let us know if we can be of service!

Connect with SYI


Written by SYI participants, the summer blog highlights what's happening throughout the week.


Like us on Facebook to see what's new with the program. Facebook groups are also available for SYI alums. Search for your group by year.