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This year the Duc in Altum (DIA) Schools Collaborative will host the 3rd Annual Formation Summit at St. James Academy in Lenexa, Kansas. This is one of the most exciting new ventures to take place in the arena of Catholic school management and the formation of educators. 

The DIA Collaborative is dedicated to promoting sound Catholic identity and commitment to a robust catechetical approach that  meets young people where they are, and then sends them out with the tools necessary to tackle a challenging contemporary culture. For the past two years, the Formation Summit has convened administrators, theology instructors and campus ministers to exchange exciting ideas and best practices for fostering a dynamic environment of evangelization that fosters authentic friendship with Jesus and a love for His Church in Catholic education institutions. 

I wholeheartedly endorse this fresh endeavor within the Church for the cultivation of academic and spiritual excellence, combined with Magisterial fidelity. I hope to see this initiative expand and grow so that many more young people in our Catholic schools can reap the benefits of this effort to renew our Catholic Schools.

Sincerely yours in Jesus, the Lord of Life,
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann