What Makes the JOhn Jay Experience So Unique?

We are frequently asked: “What makes the John Jay Institute so unique? What does it look like to be a John Jay or Saratoga Fellow? What do these budding leaders find so special about their experience?”  We believe that it is a combination of five key components, hightlighed below.

Alumni tell us that they deeply appreciate all five of the key components of the program. Each person would likely rank these five areas differently with regards to their importance and impact, but all would agree that each is an essential component of the overall success of the program and that the John Jay Institute would not be the same if any one were removed.

This summer, we will highlight the five key components of the John Jay and Saratoga Fellows Programs.


The more genuine and the deeper our community becomes, the more will everything else between us recede, the more clearly and purely will Jesus Christ and his work become the one and only thing that is vital between us. We have one another only through Christ, but through Christ, we do have one another, wholly, for eternity.”
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer