The Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) is a training designed specifically for Unitarian Universalist (UU) Youth and Young Adults of Color to equip them to be leaders in their UU congregation, district or continental committee. The school features experienced facilitators who provide participants with experiences that foster relationship building, leadership skills, racial/ethnic identity development, inter-cultural collaboration and deepening of faith identity. Participants gain a new community of peers, stronger and more confident leadership abilities and a stable foundation for sustainable leadership in UU congregations and other UU communities and organizations.
Participants must apply to attend the Youth and Young Adults of Color MLS; space is limited, so please apply early. All accepted participants will receive full travel, housing accommodations and food with paid registration. The registration fee information for the 2015 MLS will be available in February 2015. Please do not let the cost of the conference stop you from applying—scholarship money is available and we will work with you to help you if you are interested in attending.
The Unitarian Universalist Association, like the country, has a growing number of people of color. As this trend continues, UU congregations, districts and continental committees will need youth and young adults of color to take on leadership. However, there are challenges when a member of a group that is often marginalized takes on leadership responsibilities, such as tokenism, racism, and a high rate of burn-out due to over-commitment and a lack of preparation for leadership. The Multicultural Leadership School focuses on leadership development for youth and young adults of color that prepares them to lead and lead the way in supporting a multicultural, anti-racist, anti-oppressive Unitarian Universalist faith community.
To apply, fill out the Youth and Young Adults of Color Multicultural Leadership School application form.
UUA's Ministries and Faith Development and Multicultural Growth and Witness Staff Groups.
For more information, contact UUA Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color at yayaofcolor @ uua.org.
For more information contact yayaofcolor @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
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Last updated on Thursday, January 22, 2015.
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