Join the CGYA

Join the fast-growing community of Christian Gap Year programs helping Christian young adults discover their purpose and path, develop essential biblical life skills, and deploy into their God-designed path confidently.

Program Eligibility

Program providers are eligible to become CGYA Member Programs if they:

  • Are a nonprofit Christian organization with a gap year or gap semester program serving students between the ages of 17 and 24
  • Engage students in spiritual formation, discipleship, biblical worldview training, and including experiential learning opportunities that work to deepen practical, professional, and personal formation
  • Meet all Program Standards set by the CGYA
  • Have students who are self-selecting (i.e., whose enrollment has not been mandated by parents, counselors, medical professionals, or law enforcement professionals)
  • Can provide proof of proper insurance and registration
  • Have an official risk management plan
  • Have made the following organizational information publicly available on their website:
    • Purpose statement
    • Program outcomes
    • Statement of faith
    • Student policies and expectations
    • Anticipated fees and costs, including academic enrollment options and tuition
    • Eligibility Criteria – What must be true about an applicant to be eligible for admittance

Start Your Application

Complete and submit the inquiry form below to launch the process. We will gather key information about your organization, your program, and your ideal participant as a foundation for the review process. We will follow up with a request for digital docs that support program eligibility. Once that step is done, a team member will schedule a web conference to interview your core team.