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  • General Session I
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
Photo © 2016 Nancy Pierce/UUA

    3 Big Lessons of Leadership

    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…

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    Reflections on Service in New Orleans 1

    Facing the Legacy of Slavery The following is the first of five reflections on a service trip that members of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara YRUU group made to New Orleans, LA. The group spent three days in New Orleans and six on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain, working with local organizations through the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal. The youth group’s work focused on the issues of racism and privilege with an eye toward taking what they learned to foment positive change in their home community. This trip was made possible by the industrious fundraising of the youth group (who we are told sold lots and lots of quiche),…

  • Youth Caucus Executive Staff: we cannot recoil from the road to justice in the face of fear

    The executive staff of Youth Caucus, Eric Broner (Sr. Dean), Colleen Lee (Sr. Worship Coordinator) and Hannah Rigdon (Sr. Business Manager) issued this statement following the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. In times of loss, frustration abounds. As we mourn the recent loss of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, it is important for us to remember that in the wake of devastating hurt, we as Unitarian Universalists have two responsibilities. The first is to come together and mourn. Together, we can provide each other the support we need to emotionally navigate these difficult times. We must remember that our values in community, in the interconnected web of existence, in the inherent worth and dignity of…

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    Now’s Your Chance to Dean Youth Caucus

    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…

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    Rally in Front of Wendy’s at General Assembly!

    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…

Recent Posts for Unitarian Universalist Youth (high school age)

General Session I
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
Photo © 2016 Nancy Pierce/UUA

3 Big Lessons of Leadership

July 29th 2016, no comments

Apply to Serve as Youth Caucus Co-Dean and See What You Learn ! by Eric Broner, Co-Dean, Youth Caucu...

UUSB_Svc16_Frances

Reflections on Service in New Orleans 1

July 27th 2016, no comments

Facing the Legacy of Slavery The following is the first of five reflections on a service trip that m...

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SnapChat Younger Folks Into Your Congregation

May 16th 2016, no comments

Using SnapChat to Expand Your Reach To Younger Folks Recently I shared this image, by Benjamin Schwa...

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Fiercely UU: Showing Up in Full

May 9th 2016, no comments

Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what o...

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Meet Our New Youth Observers to the UUA Board

April 12th 2016, no comments

Welcome Andrea and Bailey! We are pleased to announce that the 2016-2018 Youth Observer Elections ha...

Youth Caucus showed leadership at General Assembly by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

Be A Youth Delegate at General Assembly

March 2nd 2016, no comments

Isabelle McCurdy explains the difference you will make… Isabelle McCurdy, Senior Business Mana...

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Illuminating Leaders: Phebe Hawes

February 9th 2016, no comments

Luminary Alum Phebe Hawes has big ideas… Phebe Hawes is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist (UU)...

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We Can’t Keep Our Children Safe

November 25th 2015, no comments

Fear, safety, protests, and supporting the movement for Black lives When my daughter Moira was born ...

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Taking a Small Risk for Big Growth

November 25th 2015, 6 comments

How Smart Congregations Grow Members This summer at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Gen...

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Lessons From NOLA

September 30th 2015, no comments

Annie Hanley-Miller reports from the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) Activ...

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Reflections in Shade of the US-Mexico Border Wall

September 28th 2015, no comments

“What do you do when you come head to head with the very evil you are working against?” ...

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Announcing Youth Caucus 2016 Deans

September 28th 2015, one comment

At the time this post was published, there were a mere 270 days before thousands of Unitarian Unive...