Get Grant: Go to GA

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 19th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, GA // no comments

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Apply for Financial Aid to attend GA from the UUA before March 31         DEADLINE: MARCH 31! The Youth and Young Adult Scholarship Program from the UUA Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is a grant to assist individual youth and young adults for whom attendance to GA is financially difficult. Youth (grades 9-12 or equivalent) and young adults (ages 18-35) who have a real financial need that would otherwise prohibit them from attending General Assembly are eligible. This award pays the applicant’s GA registration fee and up to $500 for expenses associated with attendance at GA. Learn about grants that are available for individuals and for youth groups. Visit Scholarship…

Young Adult – Longtime Leader

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 11th 2014 // Stories and Voices // no comments

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Young Adult Bart Frost has served the Unitarian Universalism (UU) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in leadership positions since he was a youth. He now chairs the General Assembly Program Committee (GAPC), the body responsible organizing and running GA. We re-post this profile of Bart Frost appearing in UU World online, the magazine of Unitarian Universalism.–Ed. For young leader, General Assembly is a spiritual practice Planning Committee chair Bart Frost says GA ‘shows how big our small faith is.’ By Christian Schmidt 3.10.14 For Bart Frost, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual General Assembly is something special. “It’s a spiritual practice for me. I love the worships at GA,” Frost said. “It is the business…

Go to GA for Less Dough

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 6th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA, young adults, youth // 2 comments

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The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries offers scholarships and grants to attend General Assembly. Registration is free for volunteers. The application deadline is March 31, 2014. Applicants will be notified of award decision by April 23.   Don’t delay – click here!    

Where to Stay at GA?

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 4th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA // no comments

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Don’t Panic, Do Act Fast! Housing at General Assembly (GA) this year is under pressure – because this is shaping up to be one of the best attended meetings in years, and also because of unforeseen labor disputes at two of the major hotels in Providence. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) can not in good conscience contract with businesses that knowingly act against Unitarian Universalist Principles or the actions for social and economic justice pursued by the UUA. The UUA was thus obliged to end the contracts reserving blocks of rooms for GA attendees with these hotels. (Learn more about the dispute between these hotels and the people who work at them here.) There are…

Meet the 2014 Youth Caucus Staff

Written by Jeremie Bateman // February 24th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA // no comments

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Staffed Up and Ready! After receiving an unprecedented number of applications to join the Youth Caucus Staff for 2014, we are excited to finally introduce you to those who were selected to serve this year. Your Youth Caucus Staff are those youth and adults responsible for the outstanding Youth Caucus programming every year at General Assembly. You’ll be hearing more from these folks in the coming months as more plans are made. Want to join Youth Caucus Staff for 2015? Fill this out – we’ll contact you when applications go live. Looking for other ways to get involved in national youth leadership? Join Luminary Leaders today!

GA Youth Caucus Staff Selected

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 29th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA, youth // no comments

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The Youth Caucus Staff for General Assembly 2014 has been selected! We’ll have a post to introduce you to them soon – in the meantime Check-out the Youth Caucus Dean’s videos…   Join the Youth Caucus Facebook group… Remember, Youth Caucus at General Assembly is comin’ at you in less than 6 months!

Introducing Your YA@GA Staff!

Written by Annie Gonzalez // January 24th 2014 // GA, young adults // no comments

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Your Young Adults at General Assembly (YA@GA) co-facilitators and your Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office staff are pleased to introduce our volunteer staff for YA@GA 2014!  These folks are already working hard to plan workshops, events and worship services that minister to young adults at General Assembly and inspire everyone attending. Without further ado I give you:   Our Community Engagement Coordinator, Abigail Clauhs Abigail Clauhs is a senior finishing up her undergraduate degree in Religion (with a minor in English) at Boston University and is in the process of applying to seminary. Originally from South Carolina, she has a dedication to diversity and interfaith cooperation and is involved with Arlington Street Unitarian Universalist…

Exercise the 5th Principle

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 22nd 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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Vote or run for elective office at the UUA At General Assembly (GA) 2014 in Providence, RI, we will be holding elections for the following positions:   Financial Advisor Four Trustees-at-Large The Nominating Committee has nominated five people for these elective offices. You may view the complete 2014 Nominating Committee slate by clicking this link (PDF). Our elections of people to serve the members and congregations of the Association are at the heart of the fifth principle of our faith and our trust in the democratic process. Please take the opportunity to learn more about the positions available and the process for running by petition. People interested in running by petition have until February 1…

You Are Invited to Youth Caucus

Written by T. Resnikoff // December 5th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, youth // no comments

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You, yes YOU, are invited to join hundreds of UU youth at General Assembly 2014.   Let us know you’re planning to come: bit.ly/RSVPyouthcaucus Check out our GA resource page here on Blue Boat. View our Youth Caucus Videos.    

It’s Never Too Early: GA Planning Resources

Written by Jeremie Bateman // November 26th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, GA, youth // no comments

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Youth Caucus Deans Plan Now VIDEO meets Youth at GA PAGE We know that there is a lot of interest in youth attending General Assembly this year, especially among youth groups. So we’ve put together a Youth at GA page on Blue Boat here with resources and information that will help you make decisions about your trip. Resources include a planning timeline to help youth groups think through the steps involved in bringing a large group to General Assembly and a budget worksheet that individuals or groups can use to think through General Assembly costs.  Other links include our Frequently Asked Questions about youth at GA, videos, posts and pages to give you more information about…