Learn How the Black Lives Matter AIW Came to Be

Posted by T. Resnikoff // August 7th 2015 // Featured Youth, GA, General Assembly 2015, Social Justice, Stories and Voices, UUA // one comment

Read the inside story from Youth Caucus 2015 Co-Business Manager Isabelle McCurdy on how the Youth Caucus sponsored Action of Immediate Witness, “Support Black Lives Matter” came to be. When Kara Marler, my Sr. Business Manager co-chair, and I started planning our programming for this year, we had relatively normal ideas of how things would go: we would attend General Sessions, be able to explain any GA Business to Youth Caucus, and we would plan a workshop. When the idea of writing an AIW was brought forward, we were both unsure. It’s safe to say leaders can often be the most unsure, that fear and concern is part of what makes you inherently driven to not…

New to GA: Media Volunteers!!

Posted by Bart Frost // June 19th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, GA, General Assembly 2015 // no comments

Timely Timeless Stories from Unitarian Universalist General Assembly The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is excited to announce the General Assembly Media Volunteer projects for 2015! This is a brand new endeavor and will be made of up three teams of two people each. These six volunteers will be documenting General Assembly from their point of view, working on team-specific projects, and blowing up #uuaga across the numerous social media platforms. We will field one Youth Caucus team and two young adult teams: The Youth Caucus media volunteers are Kate and Caleb. Kate and Caleb will be wearing the white and red pins pictured above. Caleb and Kate’s primary project is to gather the…

(Wanna Know How to Cut the Queue)

Posted by T. Resnikoff // June 16th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, GA, General Assembly 2015, Guides and Tools // no comments

And Get Answers to your Youth Caucus forms questions NOW? Here’s the deal: WE’VE got 1 office administrator, YOU’VE got MANY questions about filling out your Youth Caucus forms, THERE’S only 7 DAYS (and counting) until General Assembly. Don’t lose any more time, watch this INFORMATIVE (and entertaining) video that Answers the 13 most frequently asked questions about Youth Caucus Forms* ’cause the forms have got to get done. ALL THE FORMS. * Super bonus – watch the video, then ask the star for her autograph at our booth at GA! (There really ought to be a bead for that.)

All of the Things: YA@GA 2015 Edition

Posted by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // June 12th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, General Assembly 2015 // no comments

Your one stop guide to all YA@GA programming This post is brought to you by your senior YA@GA co-facilitator Rev. Jonathan Rogers – ed. GA is coming! “It won’t be long now…” said the monkey as he backed into the fan. Let’s make a list of what precisely is going on at General Assembly for Young Adults at General Assembly (YA@GA) programming. There is no truth to the rumors that the occurrence of certain Friday programs are pending the USWNT World Cup quarterfinals match timing, and although all bets would be off in the case of a Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage during GA, we have compromising pictures of Justice Roberts that ensure the…

Start Here: Your Users’ Guide to Youth Caucus at GA

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Youth Caucus 2015 User Guide // 2 comments

  General Assembly 2015 is almost here! We are so excited that you will be joining us for this incredible experience. Whether you attend every GA Youth Caucus event or come to orientation and then spend the rest of the week exploring the wide range of events, worships and workshops available throughout General Assembly, and whether this is your first or fifteenth General Assembly – we welcome you! You’ll find all of your Youth Caucus User Guide materials right here on Blue Boat in a special section. Each post covers a different topic that you’ll want to take a look at before your arrival in Portland. If you would rather download a single, text-only PDF…

Say Hi! to Your Youth Caucus 2015 Staff

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, General Assembly 2015, Youth Caucus 2015 User Guide // 6 comments

Youth Caucus Staff is Building Sacred Community to Refocus Our Faith!   Sr. Dean Olivia Calvi   Olivia is from Los Angeles, CA and is a life-long UU. Currently a Junior in high school, Unitarian Universalist Leadership is her main priority. She also enjoys  Mock Trial and photography. As Sr. Dean, Olivia is charged with mentoring our Jr. Dean, Andrea Briscoe, and guiding our youth caucus staff in planning a Youth Caucus that is a spiritual gathering and collaboration of a multigenerational community focused on reconnecting to our values and 7 principles.           Jr. Dean Andrea Briscoe Andrea lives in the Philly area of PA. She attends Main Line Unitarian Church in the Joseph Priestley…

Sponsor Welcome and Responsibilities

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Youth Caucus 2015 User Guide // 2 comments

  Hello, Adult Youth Sponsor! Welcome to General Assembly 2015 – Building a New Way! We are Shannon Harper, James Forrest and Sam Wilson – Adult Advisors to the Youth Caucus Staff and your Sponsor Coordinators! The first thing we’d like to say is THANK YOU! Large spiritual communities like Youth Caucus can be powerful, life-changing, and deeply meaningful, but they cannot happen without the help of adult Youth Sponsors such as yourselves. 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…

Program Highlights

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Youth Caucus 2015 User Guide // one comment

  From workshops to worships, there are any number of things you can do at General Assembly. Below are some highlights of what’s happening in the GA Youth Caucus room and throughout General Assembly. If you want to check out the entire schedule: Download the topical guide for summaries by topic, including the entire Youth Caucus schedule and the Young Adults @ General Assembly (YA@GA) schedule. Download the daily programming PDF or even the entire Program Book 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,…

Get Involved and Lead at GA

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Youth Caucus 2015 User Guide // one comment

Want to get involved and lead at the biggest Unitarian Universalist event of the year? It’s easy! We’re your FUNTIMES Business Managers, Kara and Isabelle, and here are a few ways that anyone can get dig deeper to be a youth leader at General Assembly. Getting involved at GA is way easier than you think; in fact, one way you can get involved is by going to one single workshop. At the “FUNTIMES: Get Involved, Be Heard” workshop on Thursday at 1:15 pm for example, you can get involved in youth presenting their own Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) to the entire General Session. An AIW is a resolution that singles out a single social…

Get Connected: Social Media, Gatherings and More

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Youth Caucus 2015 User Guide // one comment

  What is the Youth Caucus Social Media presence? How can I connect with others while at GA? ONLINE Join, follow, like, and use our hashtags! On all platforms, the General Assembly hashtag is #UUAGA and the Youth Caucus hashtag is #GAYC. Use them both! Youth Caucus 2015 on Facebook: a private group for those interested in the GA Youth Caucus. Share links, have discussions and keep in touch after GA is over. Youth Caucus Palm Tree on Facebook: This is a Facebook page that you can like. It will give information about Youth Caucus throughout the year! Like it and get updates. @YouthCaucusGA on Twitter: links, photos, updates and live tweets from sessions. This…