Lead the UU-UNO 2016 Spring Seminar

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 22nd 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth // no comments

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AWESOME CONFERENCE SEEKS YOUTH DEAN! Take the lead in social justice advocacy on an international scale as Youth Dean of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) Intergenerational Spring Seminar! The Intergenerational Spring Seminar is an opportunity for youth and adults to collaboratively engage  on an issue of global concern and learn how to take action. The theme of the 2016 Spring Seminar, held April 7-9, 2016 in New York City, is Income Inequality. (Youth Deans will arrive on April 6.)   The UU-UNO seeks 2 passionate youth, one to serve as a Senior Youth Dean (a 1-year position) and one to serve as  Junior Youth Dean (a 2-year position). Learn more about Spring Seminar…

Do Cool Stuff: Be a Dean!

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 17th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA // no comments

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(Co-Dean, that is) Application Deadline is August 5, 2015 These people…   Are listening to these people… General Assembly 2015 Youth Caucus was a HUGE  success, thanks not only to the hundreds of engaged Unitarian Universalist youth who attended, but also because of an inspired team of leaders (meet them here). In addition to rousing worships, great workshops, bonding and a visit from Ware Lecturer Cornel West, the leadership team led the Youth Caucus sponsorship of  and passage in general session of an Action of Immediate Witness: Support Black Lives Matter (see what happened here). Here is how they did it: On  June 25, during their business meeting, the General Assembly Youth Caucus unanimously voted to sponsor…

Youth Lead Support for Black Lives Matter

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 14th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Action of Immediate Witness is Immediately Acted Upon Leading up to General Assembly 2015, Unitarian Universalists across the nation were asking the question “How will General Assembly respond to BlackLivesMatter?” The answer was already in the works. Isabelle and Kara, the Business Managers of the General Assembly Youth Caucus, spent the two months leading up to General Assembly building coalitions and consulting with members of Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) and Allies for Racial Equity (ARE) to draft the Action of Immediate Witness. On  June 25, during their business meeting, the General Assembly Youth Caucus unanimously voted to sponsor and support the “Support the Black Lives Matter Movement” Action of Immediate Witness (AIW). They also…

(Wanna Know How to Cut the Queue)

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

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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.)

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

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

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  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

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

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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

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

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  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

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

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  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,…

Lead the Largest Gathering of UU Youth in the Nation

Written by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA, youth // no comments

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Apply to be the Jr. Dean of Youth Caucus Staff. An opportunity like this only comes along…well, once a year. But you have to be in high school for both years of the two year term to take advantage of it so it’s really only 3 times in a lifetime! If you are selected, you will co-plan and attend General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, OH (June 22-26) and General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans, LA (June 21-25) and your expenses will be paid. Deans bring alive 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…

Get Involved and Lead at GA

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

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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…