July 20 – 26, 2014
GoldMine Youth Leadership School is a week-long community building and training space for high school youth interested in and involved in leadership. The model is one of intentional community building created and nurtured by paying attention to and bringing forth what makes community work. In the process of building, paying attention and learning, students and staff explore Religious History and Values, Worship Arts, and Leadership Development. All of this takes place in a context of building and strengthening Credos which are statements about your own personal operating beliefs. These are the beliefs that guide your behavior and the behavior that reflects your beliefs.
GoldMine is a joyful, challenging, intense week of interaction from morning until night, where Students and Staff work together, bonding over engaging themselves and each other in building community. And we do build community, but not for its own sake. We build it so that we can be more effective in the world.
GoldMine Youth Leadership School is a laboratory for studying how to bring Unitarian Universalism to life, how to make it more enrolling, and how to recognize and reinforce what makes a community invitational. GoldMine also teaches how to bring that kind of knowledge, skill, and joy to the rest of your life.
GoldMine is not camp, nor is it a retreat. GoldMine is an event that can result in a significant change in the life of a young person, in a community, and in the larger world of Unitarian Universalism. GoldMine is about bringing a community of youth and adults to a turning point with the potential to engage a new level of understanding, confidence, clarity, and depth about what it means to be a leader. It's an event that can change the way we think and act as Unitarian Universalists, and it is an investment in our future.
If you want to gain a new understanding and improve your leadership skills, GoldMine is for you.
- Worked on a committee
- Held an office
- Taken part in a worship service
- Attended a meeting
- Felt moved by a justice issue
- Organized anything
- Participated in a discussion
- Been involved in a conflict
- Or wanted to do any of these things…
GoldMine is for you.
You can expect to gain the confidence and competence to put your faith in action to take a more meaningful role in the life of your congregation, your district, and your wider community.
• Deepen your knowledge of Unitarian Universalists’ challenging religious heritage and values
• Expand your skills for growing healthy groups
• Explore paths of worship
• Hone leadership skills so you can better heal our world
• Develop your personal creed
Come to GoldMine.
Bring your best.