Sponsor Info

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 14th 2016 // Youth Caucus 2016 User Guide // 2 comments

Hello Sponsors! Welcome to General Assembly 2016 – Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect We are Jessica Laike, Jeremy Ritzmann and Joanne Dingus – Advisors to Youth Caucus 2016 Staff and your Sponsor Coordinators! The first thing we’d like to say is THANK YOU! Large spiritual communities, like General Assembly and Youth Caucus, can be powerful . . . life-changing . . . and deeply meaningful, and they can’t happen without adults sponsors. Whether you’re brand-new or have done this a dozen times, you are vitally important. We’re glad you’re here! Youth Caucus provides meaningful, relevant programming opportunities that make GA a positive, spiritually engaging, justice-seeking experience for youth. What YOU Do–What WE Do You, the Sponsor,…

Program Highlights

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 14th 2016 // Youth Caucus 2016 User Guide // 2 comments

General Assembly is jam packed with tons of amazing programing. There’s no way you could do it all, so be strategic in how you plan out your own schedule. Use this blank grid to fill in your schedule. Check out these highlights in the GA Youth Caucus room and throughout General Assembly. If you want to check out the entire schedule: Download the daily programming PDF and check out the Business Agenda to see the full range of what’s offered at General Assembly, including workshop descriptions. Note: all Youth Caucus workshop descriptions are included in these resources. Download the GA App for a digital copy of the Program Book content, as well as a number of other…

Lead at General Assembly

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 14th 2016 // Youth Caucus 2016 User Guide // no comments

Hey folks! Your Business Managers here, Isabelle and Hannah, and we want you to become the next generation of youth leaders at GA! This may sound like a daunting prospect, but we have some pointers to help you navigate this year’s General Assembly like a pro. The hardest part of doing anything is starting it, and the first thing you can do to get involved at GA is simply show up to some workshops! The Business team hosts two Involved Youth Strategy sessions during program slot #3 and #4. In our first Involved Youth Strategy session (Thursday, 3:00-4:15), we will discuss the current Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAIs), which will become the  social justice priorities of…

Connect

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 14th 2016 // Youth Caucus 2016 User Guide // one comment

How can I connect with others while at GA? What is the Youth Caucus Social Media presence? IN PERSON: Attending workshops and events listed in the Program Book or in our Programming Highlights is a great way to meet people. Beyond that, there are several ways to connect around shared interests, shared geography, or shared identity. Reminders of events will be posted in the Youth Caucus Room. Meet-Up Board: The Youth Caucus room will host a meet-up board for youth interested in connecting with others to attend workshops, share meals, trade ideas and more. Good Deeds Wall: This is a place where you can share good deeds you witness to spread the GA love. Friendship…

Get Support

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 14th 2016 // Youth Caucus 2016 User Guide // no comments

Hi everybody! We are your Youth Caucus peer chaplains, Caleb and Elesa, and we can’t wait to meet you all in Columbus in June! We, along with the rest of the Youth Caucus staff, are looking forward to working with all of you to provide logistical and spiritual support for you to grow and become more involved in Unitarian Universalism throughout the course of General Assembly (GA). Whether you’ve been to GA before or not, it can, and most likely will, at times be both exciting and overwhelming. That’s perfectly normal and we’re here to support you throughout this incredibly immersive experience! Here are some tips and resources that you can utilize at GA: A…

Witness at General Assembly 2016

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 14th 2016 // General Assembly 2016, Youth Caucus 2016 User Guide // one comment

  Join Unitarian Universalists, in collaboration with the Ohio Student Association, the People’s Justice Project, UU Justice Ohio and our multi-faith partners, for an interfaith event focusing on truth-telling, fortification and commitment to boldly work for Black liberation. A mass movement for Black liberation continues to grow across the United States. The movement calls us – as people of faith and conscience – to center the lives and experiences of Black people as we build an intersectional, anti-racist movement that transforms ourselves, our communities and our collective power. State of Emergence will complement programming about organizing for racial justice at General Assembly 2016 including the Black Lives of UU and Mass Moral Movement workshop tracks,…

Check List

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 14th 2016 // Youth Caucus 2016 User Guide // one comment

Check this page frequently to know what to check off your list of to-dos before you get to General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, Ohio to make your Youth Caucus 2016 experience YUGE!   What should you do before you arrive? What should you bring with you to General Assembly? Before your arrival: Did you submit your Participant Policies and Covenant (Form 1) and Parent Permission and Sponsor Acknowledgement (Forms 2 and 3)? If your forms are not submitted, you will be unable to pick up your name badge when you arrive at General Assembly until completed forms are provided. Without your name badge, you are unable to attend GA events. Don’t miss out! Submit your forms today. Have…

Meet the Youth Caucus 2016 Super Staff!

Posted by jennicadavishockett // February 8th 2016 // Future of Faith, General Assembly 2016 // no comments

Youth Caucus Staff : bringing covenant wherever they go General Assembly (GA) 2016 is bound to be a phenomenal experience thanks in part to the 2016 Youth Caucus staff who promise you interfaith exploration, lots of singing, fun and games, ways to tap into important social justice movements and the insider scoop on the business of the Unitarian Universalist Association.   Andrea Briscoe, Senior Dean Andrea is a Junior who lives in the area of Philadelphia, PA. She attends Main Line Unitarian Church in the Joseph Priestley District of Central East Regional Group (CERG). She loves cooking/baking, learning about different cultures and languages, and enjoys reading anything and everything non-fiction. She has served as leadership…

Announcing Youth Caucus 2016 Deans

Posted by jennicadavishockett // September 28th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA, youth // one comment

At the time this post was published, there were a mere 270 days before thousands of Unitarian Universalists would gather from around the nation to learn, worship and do business together at General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, OH. This year’s Sr. Dean, Andrea Briscoe, and Jr. Dean Eric Broner will be spending each of those days joyously laboring over creating the best Youth Caucus experience yet. Please give them a hearty welcome! Bio: My name is Andrea Briscoe and I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m 16 and currently a junior in high school.  UU profile: I’m a member of Main Line Unitarian Church where I served on the Board of Trustees as the youth…

Join the YA@GA 2016 Team Today

Posted by T. Resnikoff // September 24th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, GA, UUA, young adults // no comments

Worship and GA Talks Coordinators Needed! APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 4, 2015 (CLICK HERE) Ayla Halberstadt and Cameron Young, YA@GA 2016 Co-facilitators have a cool pitch for you… I am Ayla Halberstadt, a co-facilitator for YA@GA 2016! I am the director of religious exploration at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon and live in Bend, OR! In my spare time during the fall you can find me knitting, yelling at the TV while I watch college football, and surrounding myself with pumpkin scented things. I am so excited for General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, Ohio! Being apart of the YA@GA team is fulfilling and fun. You work alongside amazing young adults from…