Leadership through Learning and Faith

In 1749, Benjamin Franklin took up a collection seeking subscriptions to start an academy for the education of youth, which later became the University of Pennsylvania. His description of what the academy would help the students obtain applies to us more than 260 years later: “an inclination joined with an ability to serve mankind, [their] country, friends and family; which ability is (with the blessing of God) to be acquired or greatly increased by true learning.” That is the work of Desert Valley Academy, where leadership is developed through learning and faith.

Preparation for leadership and service … and job training

The educational program of Desert Valley will fill the role of producing citizens who understand their civilization’s history and national heritage and their own potential and obligations. Desert Valley will provide an effective and focused academic program of higher education merged with powerful moral and ethical standards to prepare young people for service and leadership. Select professional studies will add hands-on relevance to the traditional liberal arts foundation, and robust service and growth opportunities for all students will round out the academic experience.

As Desert Valley students develop leadership through learning and faith, they are prepared to be useful instruments in the hands of the Lord in building the kingdom of God on earth. In the spirit of becoming disciples of Jesus Christ, Desert Valley will support learners of all ages in their quest to know, to act, and eventually to become.