Reproductive Justice in Moving Pictures

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 24th 2014 // Featured Youth, Guides and Tools, Issues and Trends, Social Justice // no comments


The youth group of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus has just released two videos, sharing what they learned about Reproductive Justice and the impact it has on the lives of real people – watch them here:  What is Reproductive Justice? Learn about the Unitarian Universalist Association and Reproductive Justice Reproductive Justice Stories Read the youth group’s Reproductive Justice Trip Daily Blog.

General Assembly, Here We Come!

Written by jennicadavishockett // September 15th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA // one comment


Ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by nearly 5,000 like hearted people, exploring Unitarian Universalist values in an amazing new city? OR, have you been dreaming of making your way back to such a UUtopia after attending General Assembly in the past?   Consider Andrea and Olivia as your guides on just such an adventure. They are the Youth Caucus Deans for General Assembly 2015 in Portland, Oregon.     Junior Youth Caucus Dean – Andrea Briscoe Stats: I’m 15 and a Sophomore. I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I go to Main Line Unitarian Church. UU Background: I’m a lifelong UU. I enjoy planning and attending my Youth Group’s shenanigans. I…

Survey Says…

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 25th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA // no comments


What? The General Assembly 2014 Youth Feedback Survey is now up. If you were a General Assembly youth attendee, a youth sponsor/parent/advisor/or Director of Religious Education, this is your opportunity – regardless of your participation in Youth Caucus events – to tell us what the survey will say.   Take the survey here

Take the Lead at Future General Assemblies

Written by Jeremie Bateman // June 5th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA, youth // no comments


GA 2014 may still be a few weeks away, but we’re already on the lookout for the next Youth Caucus Dean for GA 2015 and 2016! Serving as Youth Caucus Dean is a wonderful opportunity to build and strengthen your leadership skills, meet new people, create awesome youth community, and serve your faith. This two-year position is all-expenses paid, meaning that it doesn’t cost you anything to attend meetings and events: we cover registration, flight, housing, food, supplies, etc.     Youth Caucus Deans are the leaders of the volunteer Youth Caucus Staff. They choose and coordinate programming, select additional staff, facilitate meetings, collaborate with adult leaders across the Association and make Youth Caucus the…

A Season of Camp

Written by T. Resnikoff // May 16th 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments


Everyone Welcome @ Unirondack – find your tribe and go Unirondack is known for creating a camp experience where people, “live the values that are inherent in Unitarian Universalist principles – acceptance, compassion and decision-making through the democratic process.” The result is that each camp experience is built around the unique community formed by the people who are there. Check out the Unirondack Spring, Summer and Fall Camp Schedule   Information on upcoming camps:   Men’s Gathering, June 6-8 Young Adult Reunion, June 15-18 Summer Youth Camp (several sessions, click to check dates) High Peaks Adventure, July 27- August 2 (Teen trip camp) Family Camp, August 17-23 Members Weekend, October 10-13 (free for Unirondack members)(Become…

5 Tips for Your Youth Caucus Forms

Written by Jeremie Bateman // May 1st 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA, youth // no comments


Have you registered for General Assembly as a youth? Are you a parent, religious educator or advisor with youth attending GA? Get our five tips for filling out your Youth Caucus forms! After submitting and paying for registration for General Assembly, youth still need complete their Youth Caucus forms in order to attend GA. For youth who are 18, they need to sign the participant covenant. Youth under 18, however, need to fill out the participant covenant and submit parental permission and sponsorship forms. The tips below will help you with the parent and sponsor forms. Use this handy image for sharing with parents, families and sponsors over social media. Find more information about these…

Power UP with Rev. Monica

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 30th 2014 // Guides and Tools, Stories and Voices, young adults, youth // no comments


On-Air Thursdays, on-line any-time Power UP with Rev. Monica (Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings) is an internet radio show that informs, inspires and empowers the lives of listeners with music, inspirational readings, interviews and reflections. Power UP can be heard on WGTD HD3 radio every Thursday from 8:00-8:30 PM CST and at 9PM EST/7PM MST/6PM PST. You can you leave comments on this page or on the show’s facebook page. Listen to the Power UP promo Read the Unitarian Universalist Association Living Mosaic blog, by Rev. Monica. Learn about multicultural and multigenerational congregation of Unitarian Universalism, a welcoming faith. Listen to pre-recorded episodes of Power UP. Each episode addresses a different topic: ♦ PowerUP on…

Get Grant: Go to GA

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


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…

Go to GA for Less Dough

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


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!    

Meet the 2014 Youth Caucus Staff

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


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!