General Assembly Youth Caucus
Learn more about the leaders of the Youth Caucus. Applications for Dean of the 2019 GA Youth Caucus are closed. Applications for other staff of the 2019 GA Youth Caucus will open on November 1st, 2018.
Learn about what it's like and get pumped to attend GA by reviewing The Complete User Guide to Youth Caucus at General Assembly 2017 (PDF) (use as a sample only!).
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Caucus at General Assembly, including program descriptions for last year.
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Its programming includes open business meetings in which delegates speak and vote (called General Session), workshops that any registered attendee may attend, worship services scattered throughout the days and nights, a large exhibit hall with displays from congregations, departments of the UUA, and other Unitarian Universalist (UU) or UU-related organizations, and tons of other great events, meetings and fun programs! Thousands of UU children, youth and adults, gather at GA every year. It has a contingent of youth, but it is not a youth conference.
Youth Caucus refers to programming at General Assembly designed specifically for youth. Youth Caucus includes workshops, meetings to discuss GA business, networking and other social opportunities, and worship. Youth are also welcome and encouraged to take part in the wider GA programming, including general sessions, public witness and worship.
The mission of Youth Caucus Staff is to galvanize the youth of our movement. We fulfill our mission by deepening our collective Unitarian Universalist spirituality and helping youth make an impact on our association through General Assembly.
All youth (grades 9-12 in the preceding school year or the equivalent for home-schooled youth) are welcome to participate in Youth Caucus. Youth registration is required for all GA attendees under 18 in that grade range. Eighteen year-olds are not required to register as Youth, but must do so in order to obtain the Youth Registration rate. Fourteen year-olds may register as Youth if they will have completed 9th grade (or the equivalent for home schooled youth) before GA.
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries has scholarships available for youth who are planning to attend GA.