A Parting Gift

Posted by T. Resnikoff // January 6th 2012 // Guides and Tools, On Campus, UUA, young adults, youth // no comments

  The quarterly deadline to apply for a grant from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is fast approaching. Don’t let the opportunity to receive one last gift of the giving season slip away!   Apply today for a youth grant! Apply today for a young adult or campus ministry grant!   Contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries with your questions at 617.948.4350 or yayadirector@uua.org if you have a plan but can’t make the deadline – we will do what we can to help.   Don’t sweat it (well, maybe a little): this parting gift pops up again as a herald of Spring! (Spring application deadline May 1, 2012.)

YA Grant Deadline Jan 9

Posted by Carey McDonald // January 3rd 2012 // Events and Opportunities, UUA, young adults // no comments

The priority application deadline for Young Adult Ministry Project Grants (and Youth Ministry Project Grants) is next Monday, January 9, 2012. Download the application here. The UUA embraces a vision of young adult ministry that is as diverse as the young adults we serve, and these grants can support a broad array of programs in congregations and beyond. If you’re a UU young adult, apply for a grant to underwrite local projects that offer opportunities to grow in faith, deepen in spirit, pursue your own initiatives for leading our faith, and engage in service and justice work. Find more information here, and share it with your friends and contacts to help us get the word out! Here are…

What’s Coming Up for YAs

Posted by Carey McDonald // December 2nd 2011 // Events and Opportunities, young adults // no comments

The calendar of important events and deadlines in the coming year for youth and young adults is now available from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries! Check it out (if you haven’t already) on the UUA’s website. The YaYA Office has a broad range of programs and supports, and this is your one-stop guide to know when those resources and opportunities are available. We will update the list with new opportunities throughout the year. Some highlights: Young Adult Ministry Project Grants – Proposals due January 9 for programs February 1 – June 30, proposals due May 1 for programs July 1 – October 31 GA Scholarship Applications – Matching Grant scholarship applications due March…

Youth Led Common Read

Posted by T. Resnikoff // October 11th 2011 // Guides and Tools, Social Justice, UUA, youth // no comments

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is making available grants for youth to form and lead Common Read groups and will publish guidelines and applications for this over the next few weeks. Following up on last year’s Common Read in congregation and groups focusing on immigration of “The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands,” this year’s selection, “Acts of Faith” by Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, focuses on the role of youth in bridging interfaith connection through service work. Find out if your congregation plans to participate and, if not, suggest they do.