9th-12th graders, YAC (Maine’s Youth-Adult Committee) invites UU senior high youth to consider acting as junior

youth advisors at the Junior Youth Con in Auburn on May 2-3. What would you do at the con? 1. Function as a dean, chaplain, or worship leader 2. As dean you would provide orientation explaining code of conduct, schedule of the con, procedures in case of emergency, touch groups assignments and purpose. You would also monitor the energy and tone of the conference and take action to keep it safe, respectful, inclusive, purposeful, spirit-centered, and fun. You and other senior youth and adults would address any misconduct and decide on consequences. 3. As a trained chaplain you would be available as a caring, nonjudgmental and listening presence with awareness of safety issues and when to refer to an adult. 4. As worship leader you and other senior youth would invite junior youth to plan and lead worships. You would act as a role model of our UU faith and the importance for spiritual growth and expression. 5. All senior youth might bear responsibility for planning icebreakers and games ahead of time in case energy drops or junior youth are not well involved. You would attempt to build community among and with junior youth, yourselves and adults. 6. All senior youth will work with the adult con coordinator and host church. 7. With respect and encouragement, allow junior youth to create their own space and community, but also be aware when the energy of the con is lagging. What do you need to know about applying for this leadership position? 1. You need the support and recommendation of your DRE or minister. 2. You should have attended at least 4 cons. 3. You will not have engaged in misconduct at cons while in a leadership position within the past eighteen months. 4. You have served in a leadership position at cons, at least 2 times. 5. You understand the general safety policies and code of conduct at cons. 6. You are engaging, communicate well with groups, are organized and take responsibility for your actions.

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7. You can use this leadership experience on a college resume or job application!! 8. Inform your parents you want to be in this position and make sure they know what it means. (let them read this) How do you apply? 1. Complete the form below. 2. Send it to the person and address below before the deadline (april 6). 3. Ask questions if you don’t understand what your role is. Youth Your Name__________________________________________ Phone and email______________________________________ Congregation________________________________________ Parents’ Name and email_______________________________ ___________________________________________________ Grade______________________________________________ How many cons have you attended?______________________ Describe your leadership positions at cons__________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Why do you want to be a leader at the junior youth con?________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
DRE or minister signature By signing this form you verify that you have read the expectations for junior youth advisors. You can attest to the skills and experience of this youth which will contribute to a safe, purposeful and fun con and recommend the youth above as a junior youth advisor at the. Signature________________________________________________ Date_____________ Parents/guardians By signing this form you verify that you have read the expectations for junior youth advisors. You can attest to the skills and experience of your son/daughter which will contribute to a safe, purposeful and fun con and give permission for them to act in a leadership position at the Junior Youth Con May 2-3 in Auburn. Signature________________________________________________ Date____________

YouthSend this completed form to Benette Sherman at bsherman@uua.org, or fax to 603-226-3011, or mail to UU District Office, 10 Ferry St. #318, Concord, NH by April 6. (no exceptions)

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