We are the Ohio Meadville District Young Religious Unitarian Universalists. We have assembled these ideas to provide guidelines to be used while serving the youth of this district.
YAC exists for the purpose of encouraging youth empowerment and nurturing the self-esteem of youth. We exist to foster spiritual growth within the Unitarian Universalist faith. We exist to help youth gain a deeper understanding of the principles and purposes of Unitarian Universalism and also to help teach said youth how to alily said principles to their daily lives. We are youth organizing youth!
Confidential consultants at con for emotional support or generally venting to and act as mediators, much like the youth chaplains.
Takes care of internal affairs/any legal issues that may arise, take calls from parents and youth, act as consultants, work with the youth leaders to coordinate cons, take care of rule infractions at all hours, etc.
A multiple person position replacing and combining that of Con Dean and Communications Co-chair. The Co-Chairs will be left to split up responsibilities amongst themselves. Said responsibilities include running, setting up, and organizing cons and YAC meetings, working with the youth, contacting host churches, sending out YAC newsletters, determining con dates, requisitioning/distributing con funds, etc.
District Liaison/OMD Board Youth Representative
Shows up at the OMD meetings and delegates for the UU Youth and YAC community amongst the adults.
Takes care of dietary needs/organizing food and involved matters with host church and sends out food money, getting a more diverse meal regiment set up, and making sure there is always some kind of snack available for anyone that wants it at cons and YAC meetings.
Junior High/Morale Liaison
Seeks out newcomers and involves them, measures atmosphere at con, and tries explicitly to make con enjoyable for newcomers and con goers in general.
Defines terms, roles, ideas, etc. at YAC meetings for the reference or need of others.
Touch Group Coordinator
Enforces the jobs given to Touch Groups, runs Touch Group Leader training workshops at every other con or so, organizes leaders for Touch Groups from volunteers, provides ice breaker games and ideas for Touch Groups, visits Touch Groups while in session to help keep things running smoothly and to offer advice when asked, and any other extra tasks involving Touch Groups.
Takes care of YAC website management, facebook group management, registration set up on site, editing contact information, posting bylaw revisions, and putting files up on the website.