Two different groups oversee youth programming in the OMD.
The District Staff plan and oversee trainings and other youth related activities such as Leadership Development Conference (LDC), Spirituality Development Conference (SDC), Chaplain Training, Youth Advisor Training, some Cluster events and trainings and Youth Work Camp. Some of these events are done in conjunction with our neighboring districts or the Central East Regional Group. District Assembly youth programming is overseen by the District Assembly Planning Team with assistance from the district staff and input from YAC. All of these trainings and events can be found on the OMD Calendar and you can find information once registration opens under the OMD Events menu. Information on District Assembly programming can be found on the District Assembly pages.
A list of this year's trainings and events as currently planned is included below for your convenience:
|November 22-24, 2013||Fundamentals of Healthy Youth Ministry||Youth & Adult||UU Church of the North Hills, Pittsburgh, PA|
|January 11-12, 2014||
Jr High Leadership Training
|Youth & Adult||
First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, Shaker Heights, OH
|Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014||Chaplain Training||Youth & Adult||West Shore UU Church, Rocky River, OH|
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014
|Spirituality Development Conference||
Youth & Adult
West Shore UU Church, Rocky River, OH
|July 7-13, 2014||Goldmine West - Youth Leadership School||Youth||TBD, most likely near the SI site.|
YAC - The Youth Adult Committee - oversees the youth conferences in the district, including planning and make all arrangements for the cons. Conferences and planning meetings are listed on the OMD Calendar as they are scheduled and a full list of all cons and planning meetings can be found on the YAC Committee Page. Conference registration is done on the OMD website and you can find those pages as registration opens under the OMD Events menu.
A list of this year's conferences is included below for your convenience, for a list including all YAC meetings and contact information for the committee chairs, please visit the YAC Committee Page.
|August 16-18, 2013||YAC Summer Planning Meeting||age 12-19||UU Church of the South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA|
|October 25-27, 2013||
Fall Senior High Con
|grade 9-age 19||
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, PA
|Nov 15-17, 2013||Fall Junior High Con||age 12-grade 9||First Unitarian Church of Youngstown, OH|
|January 24-25, 2014||YAC SAC Planning Meeting||age 12-19||UU Fellowship of Wayne County, Wooster, OH|
|February 14-16, 2014||Joint CERG Youth Conference||Sr High||TBA|
|March 14-16, 2014||YAC Social Action Con||age 12-19*||UU Congregation, Erie, PA|
|April 11-12, 2014||YAC Spring Planning Meeting||age 12-19||UU Church of Kent, OH|
|May 16-18, 2014||YAC All Age Conference||age 12-19*||First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, Shaker Heights, OH|
- * for conferences for all ages, 7th & 8th graders must have previously attended a YAC Conference or Summer Institute youth program.
- Registration for all yac conferences is $25 per person, 2nd child from a family, $20; 3rd child from a family, $15; sponsors are free.
- Scholarships are available, please see the YAC website for details.