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Putney School Summer Programs

In partnership with the Putney School in Vermont, we offer a summer opportunity for Shinnyo-en Youth Association members to deepen their “Path to Peace” and their study of arts through an intensive residential program. The Putney School Summer Programs offer students the opportunity for in-depth exploration in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing, as well as sustainability through the Farm Program. Each year the Foundation sponsors four talented Shinnyo-en youth, between the ages 14-17 or currently in 8th-11th grade, to grow as a person and an artist.

“My favorite overall part about the Putney Summer Programs was getting to become friends with such a diverse group of people from all over the world. I loved getting to step out of my comfort zone to do things I would never do back home such as waking up every morning to sing, or go square dancing, and even volunteer to clean a barn. I got to attend dances, I became more self reliant, and I got the chance to be surrounded by positive and supportive faculty and students. I am so proud to have represented Shinnyoen at this program and I am so grateful that I could have this memorable experience.” – 2016 Shinnyo-en Youth participant

If you are a Shinnyo-en Youth interested in this opportunity, please contact your Temple Manager for more information about the program and application process, and read a recent article about the 2017 Putney School Summer Programs.