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Attending the annual General Assembly as a high school aged youth (grades 9-12 in the preceding school year, or the equivalent for home-schooled youth) is an incredible experience. Not only do you get to worship, witness, learn and connect in a multigenerational continental community, you can get to know hundreds of other youth and participate in making an impact on the Association through the democratic process.
Large spiritual communities like General Assembly can be powerful, life-changing, and deeply meaningful. These opportunities cannot happen, however, without the help of Sponsors.
What Sponsors need to know
What should you do before you arrive? What should you bring with you to General Assembly?
Make sure you're ready!
There are so many ways to get in touch with us and with other GA youth attendees and sponsors.
We aim to build a strong community at General Assembly (GA) where each person knows they can bring their whole selves (all their identities) to GA and be welcome and that they can support each other and count on each other to get the most out of GA.
Building Radically Inclusive Community
Twelve youth and six adults comprise youth staff, here to support you at GA. We can’t wait to see you all!
Meet the Youth Staff
GA Youth includes workshops, meetings to support delegates who are youth and to understand General Sessions, worships and fun events in the evening.
Learn, Connect, Play, Worship Together
If you want to, there are lots of ways to lead at General Assembly—both small and large.
Lead at GA
It's now easier and more economically accessible than ever for youth and young adults at attend General Assembly by applying for grants and scholarships.
Get Financial Help to Get There
Check out our video series of religious educators sharing their veteran wisdom about bringing a group of youth to GA.
Get Youth Trip Advice
Youth registration for GA is a two-part process: Complete the Youth Registration Form AND submit the three forms: Youth Covenant, Parent Permission, and Sponsor Agreement.
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