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Learn about 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 2017! Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15th. Apply now!

There are two or more offerings of this training each summer in the Central East Region. Registration will open in January 2017. For 2017 the training dates and locations are:

  • Great Lakes Goldmine—July 2-8, East Shore UU Church, Kirtland, OH
  • Chesapeake Goldmine—July 2-8, UU Congregation of Fairfax, VA.
  • Goldmine East—August 20-26, 2016 location TBA (eastern PA or NJ)

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. 

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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