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Goldmine Youth Leadership School

Goldmine is an intense leadership school for youth focusing on self-reflection and leadership skills. Youth learn concrete leadership skills, learn to lead a worship in a wide variety of youth worship styles, and work to articulate the faith based grounding for their values and leadership. The day includes youth led worship, silent self-reflection time, and small group reflection time in addition to time for hanging out and playing together! The school is taught by pairs of youth and adult co-trainers. Youth co-trainers are former Goldmine students.

Youth should be graduating from grades 9-12 or the equivalent home school age and 14-18. Youth outside that range who wish to attend Goldmine should contact the Evin Carvill-Ziemer, eziemer [at] uua [dot] org.

Youth Goldmine Alumni! Apply to be Goldmine staff for 2018 on this registration form!

There are two or more offerings of this training each summer in the Central East Region. Registration will open in April 2018. For 2018 the training dates and locations are:

  • Goldmine Cuyahoga River —July 1-7, East Shore UU Church, Kirtland, OH, deadline for registration June 15.
  • Goldmine Delaware River—July 29-August 4, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA, deadline for registration July 15.

In 2019 we are planning the following dates and locations:

  • early July Goldmine Susquehanna River
  • late August Goldmine Hudson River

Half Scholarships are available for this event. These scholarships should be matched by congregational funding (therefore equaling a full scholarship). Email eziemer [at] uua [dot] org for ideas on how to arrange this. 

All tuition must be paid in full by cancellation date. Full refund available until cancellation date. $75 processing fee afterwards until two weeks before event. Refunds after this only available in cases of illness.

Have questions? Check our FAQ. Still need an answer? Email Evin Ziemer, eziemer [at] uua [dot] org

What youth say about Goldmine:

"This was the single most transformative experience of my entire life."

"Youth Leadership was by far the highlight of my summer last year and one of the most valuable experiences that I have ever had. I promise that I am not exaggerating at all!"

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For more information contact cer@uua.org.