Events and Opportunities for Unitarian Unversalist youth and young adults

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  • Welcoming The Last of the Millennials to Your Church

    The Annual Beloit College Mindset List is released for each new entering class as way to acknowledge the differences in worldview (or mindset) of incoming first-years. Originally, it was intended as a way to remind professors to watch their references with students. It continues to serve this purpose and has become a larger pop culture touchstone reminding the public of the worldview of 18 year olds. This year’s list, for the Class of 2021, reminds us that: They are the last class to be born in the 1900s, the last of the Millennials —  enter next year, on cue, Generation Z! This is an opportunity for you and your congregation to explore how you might be…

  • Apply Now to Lead the UU-UNO Spring Seminar

    The applications to join the Seminar Staff as a Youth Dean or Adult Dean for the 2018 Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Intergenerational Spring Seminar are now open and are due August 2nd, 2017!  The 2018 Seminar, on the topic of refugees and the global migration crisis, will be April 5-7, 2018 in New York City. Click here to read what the two Youth Deans from the 2017 Intergenerational Spring Seminar wrote about their experience leading the seminar,and get inspired to apply to be a Youth Dean for 2018-19! (Youth Dean is a two-year position—this person will serve as Junior Youth Dean in 2018 and Senior Youth Dean in 2019.)

  • Reflections after Thrive Young Adult

    Kaitlin Dey, Thrive Young Adult alumni 2016 and 2017, shared this reflection at her congregation last Sunday: I spent the last 10 days in New Orleans. I attended Thrive Young Adult. Thrive is part of Grow Racial Justice that is for UU young adults of color, we dove deep into complex questions about identity, power, spirituality and leadership. We got to explore our roles as young adults of color in our UU movement, build relationships with one another around intersecting identities, share practices  for healing and resistance, and support each other on the path toward liberation. While I was at Thrive, I began dialogues about the beauty and the flaws of our faith. As the week continued and General Assembly began,…

  • Make an Impact: Be Dean of Youth Caucus

    LEAD YOUR PEERS @ GA 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 mission and purpose of Youth Caucus, which is to galvanize the youth of our movement by deepening our collective Unitarian Universalist spirituality and helping youth make an impact on our association through General Assembly. Over the last several months, I have enjoyed my time as Junior Dean. When I first started, I was nervous because I had never experienced leadership on such a large scale, but the idea that I would be working with so many new people in the coming…

  • Activate Your Social Justice this Summer

    Take Their Word for It – You’ll Be So Happy You Did From our friends at the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ)  – ed. (linkback to original post here) Are you a high school aged youth who is wondering how to engage more fully in social justice work? We at UUCSJ have the program for you this very summer! But don’t take our word for it, hear about Activate Youth Justice Trainings from youth who have not only already participated in one Activate training, but are also choosing to do another this summer!   WHO: John Martin Tomlinson PROGRAM: Activate Southwest Borders 2015 and Activate NOLA: Racial Justice and Beloved Community 2017 “I…

More, more, more for Youth and Young Adult Unitarian Universalists

Now’s Your Chance to Dean Youth Caucus

June 28th 2016, no comments

LEAD YOUR PEERS @ GA Youth Caucus Deans are the leaders of the volunteer Youth Caucus Staff for Gene...

Rally in Front of Wendy’s at General Assembly!

June 15th 2016, no comments

Rally for Economic Justice at General Assembly! This General Assembly we are protesting outside of W...

It’s Alive!

June 3rd 2016, no comments

The General Assembly 2016  Youth Caucus user guide is live and online – find it here:   ...

Text, Talk, Act with Your Youth or Young Adult Group

May 7th 2016, no comments

More than 20% of teenagers and young adults suffer some type mental health stress, and as many as 30...

Send a Mamas Day Card!

May 3rd 2016, no comments

Dear Reader of this message, People have been creating and sending cards for generations because it...

Diminish the Pain of Unjust Detention

April 26th 2016, no comments

Strengthen bonds of love by Elissa McDavid Back in September, Warsan Shire’s (a Kenyan-born Somali...

YA@GA Election Results

April 21st 2016, one comment

The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is full of gratitu...

Meet Our New Youth Observers to the UUA Board

April 12th 2016, no comments

Welcome Andrea and Bailey! We are pleased to announce that the 2016-2018 Youth Observer Elections ha...

Meet the Candidates

April 1st 2016, one comment

for YA@GA Co-Facilitators of the 2017 and 2018 General Assemblies This post is an introduction to ou...

Watch the Youth Observer Candidate Statements

March 24th 2016, no comments

We asked each of your candidates to tape themselves talking about why they want to serve as Youth Ob...

Youth Observer Candidates

March 22nd 2016, no comments

One or Two Year Terms: Four Candidates to Meet Friends, it is that time of the year again! It’...

4 Year Leadership Track for Youth

March 9th 2016, no comments

Ever think to yourself, “ACK! There are too many awesome Unitarian Universalist youth opportunitie...