General Assembly, Here We Come!
What I'm most excited for at GA: My favorite thing about all UU gatherings is always the loving and respectful community. However, at GA I feel as though that community is taken to the next level. Not only is it a loving and respectful community but it is also a place where multigenerational relationships can easily blossom. At youth cons, youth group, and even church it can be hard to bridge the generational gaps but at GA it seems to come effortlessly. And of course I'm also super excited about Youth Caucus because it's impossible not to be!
Senior Youth Caucus Dean – Olivia Calvi
UU Background: I am a lifelong UU but only really started getting involved once I reached high school. Then I started attending Pacific SouthWest District's Sr. High Camps and Cons and loved every minute of it. Since then I've been a camp counselor, was Dean at a con, completed worship, chaplain, and leadership training, and served on many camp staffs. This is my second year serving as a member of the PSWD Youth Board. Among other things I traveled to Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church in Washington and became a graduate of Pacific NorthWest District's Goldmine Youth Leadership School and served on staff as Junior Dean of Youth Caucus last year.
What I'm most excited for at GA: My favorite thing about being at GA is meeting all of you lovely people. It's such a great feeling to know that all of my staff's hard work has paid off and that all Youth Caucus participants are having an amazing time. I really love GA because it is a truly inspiring and transformative experience for many people of all ages. I love being there to share that with you and I want to see the youth bridge that multigenerational gap, experiencing the greater General Assembly, not just what happens in the Youth Caucus room.
My goal is for each attendant to grow in some way whether that's through leadership skills or something else, but I can't wait to see everyone getting involved. I think General Assembly 2015 in Portland will be awesome, unique, and it is definitely something you will not want to miss!
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