Dear Quest and YRUU families –
As we prepare to return to “regular” Sunday evening classes/meetings this Sunday, January 21, I wanted to bring to your attention various opportunities for leadership, community, fun, learning, and growth in the coming year! The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) offers a number of regional and national programs for youth and young adults.
This Sunday evening, YRUU will get to hear from – and talk to – Micaela Lattimer – about the UU-UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar at the United Nations on April 5 – 7 of this year. The link posted includes information and a link to register – if you hear about UU-UNO this Sunday (or read about it right now!) and want to sign up, you can get an Early Bird Discount if you register no later than Monday, January 22! Tim Lattimer has graciously agreed to be our sponsor/chaperone for this trip – please email Jen if you have questions/need more details!
Briefly I will also highlight three other opportunities: Goldmine Youth Leadership School for youth completing 9th grade (or homeschool equivalent) up through 12th grade; Thrive: Leadership Schools for Youth and Young Adults of Color for students of the same age cohort as Goldmine (there is a link there for young adults – ages 18-35); and finally General Assembly Youth Caucus, a wonderful program supporting youth leadership denomination-wide at our annual conference. This year General Assembly will be held in Kansas City, MO from June 20-24. It is an excellent experience for Unitarian Universalists of any age. Costs for the program are not insignificant; however there are scholarships and volunteer opportunities available to defray the cost of attending. Again, feel free to reach out to Jen with questions about any of these programs.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday!