Making General Assembly More Financially Accessible
Hello UU Youth or Young Adult (or someone who loves and supports a youth or young adult)!
GA Youth leaders, YA@GA leaders, and the UUA’s Office of Lifespan Faith Engagement (the staff team that supports our GA Youth and YA@GA leaders) is working with our General Assembly and Conference Services office to make registration for this year’s virtual General Assembly more financially accessible for young people.
We’re doing it differently than previous years! Instead of a scholarship application process, we’re opting this year for young people to identify how much in discounts and scholarships they need. These options are funded by other GA registrants and existing Youth and Young Adult scholarship funds.
Please use these discounts and scholarships! They are there for you if you need them. As we work to make General Assembly more financially accessible over time, we’ll be learning from this year’s process. Check out the directions below. Thank you for participating in the UUA’s General Assembly this year!
Directions to Access Funds
- Decide how much you wish to pay for General Assembly registration. As a youth or young adult, you can pay the following amounts, using discounts available through the GA Budget (funded by the donations of other attendees) and through scholarships available through the UUA’s Office of Lifespan Faith Engagement. Given the current options, you can pay:
- $0 ($100 discount + $100 scholarship)
- $50 ($100 discount + $50 scholarship)
- $75 ($25 discount + $100 scholarship)
- $100 ($100 discount) or ($100 scholarship)
- $150 ($50 discount) or ($50 scholarship)
- $175 ($25 discount)
- $200 – this is the base registration rate
- Navigate to the GA Registration Information Page – uua.org/ga/registration
- Navigate to the GA Registration Portal
- Youth – Select “Youth Registration” if you are a high school-aged youth. This will navigate you to a page with information about the two steps of youth registration (an online registration form and the youth participation form). Click on “Online Registration Form.” This will bring you to a registration portal. Sign In or Sign Up for an account.
- Young Adults – Select “Adult Registration” if you are a young adult (ages 18–35 years old). This will bring you to a registration portal. Sign In or Sign Up for an account.
- Fill in your information for Step 1 of the Registration portal. You’ll need to provide some basic contact information and some other demographic information (congregational affiliations, identities you hold, accessibility information). If you’re a youth, you’ll also provide contact information for a parent or guardian, and your youth group information if you’re going as a group.
- Apply a discount for Step 2 of the Registration portal
- Youth – If you are using a discount, select “Financial Support for Youth (14–18), and select the discount (the amount subtracted from the starting registration cost of $200) of your choice. Note that the same discounts are also available for Black, Indigenous and People of Color attendees.
- Young Adults – If you are using a discount, select “Financial Support for Emerging Adults (18–24)”, and select the discount (the amount subtracted from the starting registration cost of $200) of your choice. Note that the same discounts are also available for Black, Indigenous and People of Color attendees.
- Apply a scholarship to Step 5 of the Registration portal. Under the heading “Order Total,” you can use a coupon to access a scholarship from the Office of Lifespan Faith Engagement! To apply a $100 scholarship (reducing the amount you pay by $100), type in “BlueBoat100”. To apply a $50 scholarship, type in “BlueBoat50”.
Special thanks to the Katie Tyson Fund for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, which is dedicated to kindling the sparks of leadership among Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults. The fund supports scholarships, grants, and programs for youth and young adult projects, conferences, outreach, and more.