Support At GA

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

  Your GA Youth Caucus Chaplains want you to know about the following resources. The Chaplain Team also has an on-call cell phone number that will be distributed before GA begins. Hi everyone! We are your Youth Caucus peer chaplains, Colleen and Hope, and we are so excited to meet you in just a little over a month in Portland! We, along with the rest of the Youth Caucus staff, are looking forward to working with all of you to foster a spiritually deep and caring community during our time together at General Assembly. Whether you’ve been to GA before or not, it can (and probably will) at times be both exciting and overwhelming. That’s…

Commit2Respond: Witness for Climate Change

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Youth Caucus 2015 User Guide // no comments

  Saturday 4:45—6:15PM | Oregon Convention Center A Message from the witness planners: Our climate is changing, yet we have hope. Our world is in crisis, yet we have faith. Together, we are building a new way. In the face of the overwhelming reality and impacts of climate change and environmental destruction, we need each other. Together, we can celebrate life. Together, we can deepen our commitments to justice. Together, we can change the world. Come be renewed in and by our interconnectedness. Hear from American Indian and First Nations leaders at the frontlines, including Lummi Nation Councilman and treaty rights activist Jay Julius and Lummi Elder, international climate justice activist, and totem pole carver Jewell…

Check Lists

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Youth Caucus 2015 User Guide // no comments

  What should you do before you arrive? What should you bring with you to General Assembly? Before your arrival: Did you submit your Youth Caucus Forms? 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 questions about your forms? Check this out! If this video doesn’t answer all your questions, I don’t know what will. Oh yes I do: contacting or calling 617-948-4350. Have you discussed with your youth / with your sponsor what your agreements are…

Quick Links

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

  Additional information you may find interesting when preparing for your trip. Get Connected at GA Youth Caucus 2015 on Facebook (private group) Youth Caucus Palm Tree on Facebook @YouthCaucusGA on Twitter: #UUAGA & #GAYC GA_Youth_Caucus on Instagram: GA Mobile App   More about General Assembly and  Youth Caucus Youth Caucus Video Series promoting GA this past fall (update to O+A) GA Service Project Help lead the GA Youth Caucus in 2015 Become Next Year’s Youth Caucus Dean Portland Travel Information Portland Weather Dining Near GA Events Bus & Train Travel  

Youth Talks Request for Proposals

Posted by jennicadavishockett // March 10th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, General Assembly 2015, UUA, youth // 3 comments

Ever had a secret dream of being a bridge architect that you thought was just not practical? We’re here to make that dream a reality! Well, we can’t help you get a job in the construction industry, but we can help you build bridges. Share your knowledge with us at Youth Talks, the Youth Caucus version of GA Talks, at General Assembly 2015 in Portland, OR. GA Talks are short multimedia presentations started by YA@GA (Young Adults at General Assembly) based on the successful “TED Talks” familiar to many. Youth Caucus staff seek volunteers to create 10 minute presentations focusing on topics prevalent in the youth community on the theme “Building Bridges.” Build Bridges with…

No Money? No Problem! 10 Ways to GA on a Budget

Posted by jennicadavishockett // March 9th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, General Assembly 2015, Guides and Tools, UUA, youth // no comments

  Youth Registration to General Assembly: $205. Single room at the Hilton for 4 nights: almost $600. Cross-country flight: $500. Getting loads of financial help from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and other organizations: Priceless. There are lots of ways to get to GA and have a fabulous time without turning your pockets inside out . Here are the top 10. 10. Fundraise. Many folks in your community know that General Assembly is a transformational experience for youth. And if they don’t already know, don’t be afraid to tell them! From understanding your expenses, to creating an action plan and giving thanks to your donors, this handy Fundraising Manual will help you through the whole process. It’s…

Grants for Youth Groups Attending GA 2015

Posted by jennicadavishockett // March 9th 2015 // General Assembly 2015, Guides and Tools // one comment

Pocket Lining On Us It is no secret getting to experience General Assembly 2015 costs money! Getting your whole youth group to GA costs even more money! But it doesn’t have to all come out of your or your congregation’s pockets. The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Unitarian Universalist Association helps your youth group get to GA by offering competitive grants for up to $1,000 to encourage youth groups to organize and attend GA together. If your youth group applies for this grant, you can STILL apply for individual financial aid! What you’ll need: A budget plan (including income and expenses) A fundraising plan At least 5 youth from your congregation…

If You Wanna Be Elected, First You Gotta Run…

Posted by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // March 6th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, General Assembly 2015, young adults // one comment

For YA@GA co-facilitator! Are you a Unitarian Universalist young adult with experience building community with your peers and a love for national gatherings? Are you interested in shaping programming for Young Adults at General Assembly (YA@GA) in 2016 and 2017? Wanna serve our faith and get a free trip to Columbus, OH and New Orleans, LA for two no cost GAs? Well then you’ve gotta run for YA@GA co-facilitator in our brand new and improved virtual election process! Every year at YA@GA (formerly Young Adult Caucus) we hold elections to choose our next co-facilitator (formerly co-moderator). And while these elections have yielded some stellar results (I got to work with Hannah Roberts last year!  This year…

Join the AmazinGA Race to Youth Caucus 2015!

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 4th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, General Assembly 2015, UUA, youth // no comments

 Youth Caucus Sr. Dean Olivia Calvi Leads, But You Can Get There First! General Assembly (GA) 2015 Youth Caucus Registration is now open, and Olivia isn’t wasting any time getting her completed registration uploaded to the Unitarian Universalist Association. Check out where she is in the race to get to GA in Portland, Oregon   Learn how to avoid roadblocks to get your completed Youth Caucus registration in before Olivia!    

Seize This Opportunity to Share Your UU Story

Posted by Bart Frost // March 4th 2015 // Future of Faith, GA, General Assembly 2015, Stories and Voices, UUA, youth // one comment

Talk about your Unitarian Universalist community, for all to hear From the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees : How do you engage in Unitarian Universalism?  Share your own true story (and win a paid registration to GA 2015 or other UU event)! What is your UU community? What has it meant to you? If you are a youth (completing 9th grade through one year out from high school graduation) the UUA Board invites you to share a brief video message (1-2 minutes) telling your unique story of engaging in Unitarian Universalism. We are looking for real stories of personal experiences. We’ll share 2-4 of those messages at the beginning of the General Assembly 2015…