VIDEO: Apply to Be on Youth Caucus Staff

Posted by T. Resnikoff // November 4th 2016 // Events and Opportunities, GA, Guides and Tools // no comments

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Last October, Jaidyn Bryant (Jr. Dean), Eric Broner (Sr. Dean), Colleen Lee (Sr. Worship Coordinator) and Hannah Rigdon (Sr. Business Manager) travelled all the way to UUA Headquarters in Boston in service of a single mission: to galvanize the youth of our Unitarian Universalist movement. As the executive staff team of Youth Caucus, they are certainly fit to answer the call. They believe that youth are not just the future, but present leaders in our association and as such, youth should have a voice and presence at our largest Unitarian Universalist Association gathering: General Assembly (New Orleans, June 21-25, 2017). The Youth Caucus executive team wants to create relevant programming centered on racial justice and…

This is Who I Am – by Allysha Dunnigan

Posted by T. Resnikoff // October 17th 2016 // Featured Young Adults, Stories and Voices // 2 comments

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Since the day I was born I have been linked to a unique and distinct religion. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion characterized by a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” This is the community that I have identified with for as long as I can remember. Growing up Unitarian Universalist exposed me to inimitable opportunities and circumstances that molded me into the person I am today. Being raised in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn always made me feel like I had a reliable and trustworthy community that always had my back. I grew up surrounded by fun, exciting, and loving church members that made me feel like church was the best…

3 Big Lessons of Leadership

Posted by jennicadavishockett // July 29th 2016 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA, youth // no comments

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Co-deans of the Youth Caucus for this General Assembly.
 Eric Broner, from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and
Andrea Briscoe from Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA
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Apply to Serve as Youth Caucus Co-Dean and See What You Learn ! by Eric Broner, Co-Dean, Youth Caucus 2016-2017 My week in Columbus at General Assembly was full of many things- questions, answers, memories, regrets, and above all, lessons learned. Not only was Columbus my first General Assembly as a Youth Caucus dean, but it was also my first General Assembly – an experience that has had a huge impact on my life. I think I learned a few things about myself, especially as a leader: 1. Accountability is the number one aspect of leadership. Accountability is equivalent to reliability. Others’ ability to trust in my work, in my leadership helps me get things…

Now’s Your Chance to Dean Youth Caucus

Posted by jennicadavishockett // June 28th 2016 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth // no comments

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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 purpose of Youth Caucus, which is to serve youth who want to become more involved in Unitarian Universalism and grow as Unitarian Universalists, including youth who want to be involved in the business of Unitarian Universalism.   Many of you have probably been to Youth Caucus at General Assembly before. However, many of you, like me, may be learning about these things for the first time. Regardless of whether you’ve been training since birth to become Youth Caucus Dean, or whether you’re contemplating…

Rally in Front of Wendy’s at General Assembly!

Posted by T. Resnikoff // June 15th 2016 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth // no comments

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Rally for Economic Justice at General Assembly! This General Assembly we are protesting outside of Wendy’s! Why? To get better wages and working conditions for the farm workers who have supplied Wendy’s tomatoes. When asked by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to sign onto the Fair Food Program, McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, and Subway all said yes. Wendy’s responded by moving their business to a new tomato supplier based in Mexico. This new supplier, Bioparques, was prosecuted for slavery in 2013. Workers there have testified that they were trapped in camps without beds, fed on scraps, and beaten when they tried to quit. Join the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), Unitarian Universalist Association…

It’s Alive!

Posted by T. Resnikoff // June 3rd 2016 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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

On Religion in “Far-Flung 21st Century Lives”

Posted by T. Resnikoff // June 2nd 2016 // Future of Faith, General Assembly 2016 // no comments

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Krista Tippett Speaks at the 2016 Ware Lecture by John Newhall Krista Tippett, the host of On Being and author of three books, will  deliver the Ware Lecture at General Assembly this year. As the host of a radio show focused on spirituality and living fully, she is a logical choice for an Assembly focused on interfaith dialog and connection. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a won a Fulbright scholarship to study politics in Europe during the Cold War. Her time in Germany shaped her in unimaginable ways. Upon her return, nearly a decade later, she began attending Yale Divinity School after which she, “saw a black hole where intelligent coverage…

YA@GA Election Results

Posted by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // April 21st 2016 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, GA, UUA // one comment

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The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is full of gratitude for everyone who participated in the YA@GA elections process. Big thank yous go out to everyone who registered as a candidate, ran in the election, read about the candidates, encouraged others to vote and of course to the 60 young adults who did vote in the process. Without further ado we present the new YA@GA Co-Facilitator for 2017-2018: Aisha Ansano!   Aisha is a 3rd year Master of Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School and an aspirant in the Unitarian Universalist ordination process. She’s writing her thesis on the phenomenon of dinner churches and planning to start a non-Christian dinner church. Currently…

Meet the Candidates

Posted by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // April 1st 2016 // Events and Opportunities, YA@GA 2016 User Guide // one comment

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for YA@GA Co-Facilitators of the 2017 and 2018 General Assemblies This post is an introduction to our three candidates for the 2017-18 Co-Facilitator for Young Adults at General Assembly or YA@GA.  Are you involved in UU community? Will you be between the ages of 18 and 35 in June 2017 AND June 2018?  If so, read this post so you can make an informed decision when you vote in the election on or before Sunday April 17th. Before you read the profiles and platforms of our three candidates, you should make sure you know a bit about the job they’re vying for. The YA@GA Co-Facilitator is a two year position. Our current senior Co-Facilitator, Ayla Halberstadt, was elected on-site…

Start Here

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 14th 2016 // Youth Caucus 2016 User Guide // no comments

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General Assembly 2016 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 Columbus. If you’d prefer, you can download a PDF Version of the User Guide. Get…