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…

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!    

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!

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…

Youth Caucus Deans On the Go!

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 19th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA // no comments

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Word is it Gonna Be Exciting.   Learn more about Youth Caucus at GA 2014.        

LAST CALL: Join Youth Caucus Staff

Written by Jeremie Bateman // November 15th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, GA, youth // 3 comments

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You can be a leader at GA 2014. In October, we let you know that applications were open for a variety of Youth Caucus Staff positions, for both youth and adults. Applications close on December 1, so we wanted to remind you of the opportunity and to get your applications in. Youth Caucus Staff is a fabulous opportunity to meet new people, develop your leadership skills, and attend General Assembly for free.     Still need convincing?  Senior Dean Owen Huelsbeck would like to extend a personal invitation.   Download your application today.  

Youth Caucus Deans Report

Written by Jeremie Bateman // November 12th 2013 // GA, Issues and Trends, youth // no comments

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BOSTON – This past weekend, your 2014 General Assembly Youth Caucus Deans, Owen Huelsbeck and Olivia Calvi, have been hard at work planning what Youth Caucus will be like in Providence, Rhode Island, this June. It has been reported that their vision statement is as follows:   We envision GA 2014 as a deeply spiritual, religious community that provides the opportunity for all generations to collaborate and grow as leaders. We envision a gathering where people of all ages are challenged, encouraged, and equipped to live their values in the world, reaching out beyond themselves, in service of a collective mission.” When interviewed, both displayed great excitement and enthusiasm for this year’s programming, involving “lots…

What Youth Say About GA

Written by Jeremie Bateman // October 31st 2013 // Events and Opportunities, GA, youth // no comments

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Good, Better and Best  Thinking about attending GA 2014?  Wondering what youth actually say about their GA experience? In 2013, the youth social media volunteers interviewed a number of youth about their experiences at GA and asked them what they were doing and what they wanted to share with youth who might be thinking about attending GA.  Here is a brief video with some of the highlights. Youth Answer Some Questions   To learn more about what goes on at General Assembly for youth, check out the following: GA Video: Youth at General Assembly :  an overview of the types of activities that youth participate in during General Assembly www.uua.org/youth/events/gacaucus : introduces Youth Caucus and…