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Now’s Your Chance to Dean Youth Caucus

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 28th 2016 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth // no comments



Youth Caucus Deans are the leaders of the volunteer Youth Caucus Staff for General Assembly and applications are now open through August 10th. Deans work with the Youth Caucus Staff to fulfill the purpose of Youth Caucus, which is to serve youth who want to become more involved in Unitarian Universalism and grow as Unitarian Universalists, including youth who want to be involved in the business of Unitarian Universalism.


Many of you have probably been to Youth Caucus at General Assembly before. However, many of you, like me, may be learning about these things for the first time. Regardless of whether you’ve been training since birth to become Youth Caucus Dean, or whether you’re contemplating applying upon the suggestion of a friendly adult from your congregation, I urge you to fully consider all that the position has to offer.

Being the Junior Dean, I’ve been able to meet some of the most amazing UUs. Just within my team, I’ve gotten to work on a powerful multi-generational team who inspires me with each and every thing they do. But that’s not all. During our fall meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) headquarters in Boston, we ran into UUA President Peter Morales simply while getting coffee and breakfast. Later that day we had a luncheon with the UUA Board of Trustees. The opportunities this position has afforded me are incredible. I have learned more about my faith, more about my community, more about myself from being in this position than I could have ever imagined.

~Eric Broner, 2017 Senior Dean

As Dean Here’s What You’ll Do…

Travel to Boston for a planning meeting at UUA Headquarters to set the priorities and programming for General Assemblies 2017 (New Orleans, LA) & 2018 (Kansas City, MO)…

Select additional staff

Travel to the GA host cities for planning meetings with your staff team…

Facilitate online meetings with youth and adult staff…

Manage your staff team, lead Orientation and workshops at General Assembly…

AND… all of your expenses, including travel, meals, housing and registration at all meetings, for General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans and General Assembly 2018 in Kansas City are paid for by the Unitarian Universalist Association.

So you’re considering applying? Good. Do it! You won’t regret it.


What about the “fine print”* This is it…

  • Applicants must be high school students (grades 9-12 or the equivalent for home schooled youth) for both years of their term, i.e.: for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school year.
  • Previous attendance at a General Assembly is strongly recommended but not required.
  • Experience with multigenerational leadership teams is highly desired.

Applications are due by 5:00PM (EDT) August 10, 2016

For more information visit uua.org/ycstaff, or contact the Leadership Development Associate of the UUA Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at youthcaucus@uua.org.

* Fine print, small print, or “mouseprint” is less noticeable print smaller than the more obvious larger print it accompanies that advertises or otherwise describes or partially describes a commercial product or service.[1] (source)

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