Youth at GA

The GA Youth Experience

The GA Youth Experience

UPDATED May 15th, 2020: General Assembly 2020 is all virtual this year! Our connections with each other will be accessible across timezones as we focus on worshipping and community building. Youth do not need a sponsor to attend GA virtually, your parent/legal guardian is ultimately responsible for your supervision and wellbeing while attending GA. 

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.

Youth Registration

Youth registration for GA is a two-part process: Complete the Youth Registration Form AND submit the two forms: Youth Covenant and Parent Permission.

Financial Assistance

This year it's even easier and more economically accessible than ever for youth and young adults at attend the Virtual General Assembly by applying for grants and scholarships.

Creating Community at GA

With a virtual event, building community is even more important. We're intentionally focusing on creating events designed to build a strong community for General Assembly (GA) participants 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 the experience.

GA Youth Programs

Just like every GA, this year's GA Youth programming still includes worships and fun get-togethers, as well as meetings to support delegates who are youth and to understand General Sessions.

Check Lists

Sure, you don't have to pack, but you still need to prep. What should you have ready before you attend your first Virtual GA event?

Info for Sponsors

This year's GA is virtual, which means no exhausting travel, no pricey hotel stays, no cold-pizza-for-breakfast-again, and NO ADULT SPONSORS NEEDED! Your parent/legal guardian is responsible for your supervision, health and well-being, just like always.

Contact Information

There are so many ways to get in touch with us and with other GA youth attendees and sponsors.

Leadership Opportunities

If you want to, there are lots of ways to lead at General Assembly—both small and large.

For more information contact youth@uua.org.

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