Youth MWLS 2020

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1 Talk to your congregational leaders. Find out what portion of the fees you will be responsible for. Make sure you pay your portion to your congregation.
  • PARTIAL payment
  • FULL payment
  • none - congregation will pay total
2 Fill out this online form BEFORE JUNE 1. This is for MWLS information and you will not be asked to pay here.
3 Mail your letters of recommendation BEFORE JUNE 1.
5 Notify your congregation that you have registered and ask them to complete the Congregation Form. They can pay online by credit card or by mailing a check.

YOUTH REGISTER HERE:



MWLS is intended for lay leaders rather than ordained clergy. There are other training opportunities for clergy. Please contact Rev. Phil Lund, plund@uua.org

If financial assistance in the form of a scholarship could make the difference in your ability to attend, please check the box to complete an application process.

PHOTO RELEASE:
The undersigned hereby authorizes or ratifies MidWest Leadership School (MWLS) and/or Youth MWLS (YMWLS), their agents or employees, to use my photographic/video images for purposes of publicity and other promotional, non-profit uses.
This consent extends to the editing of the images to the extent necessary for normal production purposes, provided that the intent of the images is not altered.
This consent shall act to expressly release from liability MWLS/YMWLS and the component parts as well as its employees. The meaning and purpose of this consent has been fully explained to me.
If I consent, I will type my signature in this box. If I do NOT consent, I will type DO NOT AUTHORIZE.
Because you are under 18, please have your parent or guardian sign the PHOTO RELEASE. Thanks.

YOUTH MWLS RULES:

Checking the box next to each rule indicates you have read and agree to abide by that rule.

RULE 1. No smoking, tobacco products, illegal drugs, or alcohol. This includes any vaping, juuling, or e-cigarette devices. This will be a tobacco and alcohol-free week for all participants, including staff. It is not OK to possess or use any tobacco, alcohol or drug products on site or nearby at any time during the week.
RULE 2. No sexual behavior. Although sexuality is something to be valued and developed in persons of all ages, Youth MWLS is not the place for exploring or engaging in any sexualized behavior. The variance in readiness for sexual relationships among young people can make sexual activity at group events awkward, difficult and harmful. Any sexual or sexualized behavior by participants of any age detracts from our goal of healthy community and full inclusiveness. No sharing beds, and shirts will remain on at all times! Sexualized activity will result in youth being sent home.
RULE 3. No weapons, fireworks, or explosives.
RULE 4. No pets.
RULE 5. I will stay on site. You are expected to stay on site during the week. Exceptions are made only for emergencies and with explicit permission and notification of a staff member.
RULE 6. I will abide by the rules. I will abide by the rules of the site and the laws of the city and state in which the school is located.
RULE 7. I will model self-care by respecting myself, recognizing my physical (sleep!), emotional, and psychological needs, and seeking appropriate allies and professionals (when needed) with whom to process my feelings and concerns.
RULE 8. I will manage my time in order to honor my need for physical and spiritual renewal so that my needs do not interrupt or undermine my part in this faith community.
RULE 9. I will contribute to the community being created at the school by actively pursuing my own faith development and enrichment.
RULE 10. I will be a responsible representative of the Unitarian Universalists. I understand that the writings, photographs and video I share publicly about Youth Midwest Leadership School need to be appropriate and not obscene or violent in any way.
Although the IWU Campus meets the ADA accessibility standards (at least the parts where we will be), we want to be as helpful as possible to reduce stress on you while at the school. Please let us know how we can make this a better event for you.





We want your time at Leadership School to be as positive for you as possible. What other personal needs do you have that we can help with?
For the Adult School, you will be in “pods” with your own bedroom and a shared restroom.
For the Youth School, you will be housed two students to a room, with a shared restroom on the dorm floor.
To help in rooming assignments, please provide your gender identity in the box below.
We work hard to welcome all identities people bring with them to Leadership School. We would appreciate it if you would include below the various identities you wish to share with us so we can provide a deep welcome, such as racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and/or others.


MWLS is intended for lay leaders rather than ordained clergy. There are other training opportunities for clergy. Please contact Rev. Phil Lund, plund@uua.org



If financial assistance in the form of a scholarship could make the difference in your ability to attend, please check the box to complete an application process.





PHOTO RELEASE:
The undersigned hereby authorizes or ratifies MidWest Leadership School (MWLS) and/or Youth MWLS (YMWLS), their agents or employees, to use my photographic/video images for purposes of publicity and other promotional, non-profit uses.
This consent extends to the editing of the images to the extent necessary for normal production purposes, provided that the intent of the images is not altered.
This consent shall act to expressly release from liability MWLS/YMWLS and the component parts as well as its employees. The meaning and purpose of this consent has been fully explained to me.
If I consent, I will type my signature in this box. If I do NOT consent, I will type DO NOT AUTHORIZE.
Because you are under 18, please have your parent or guardian sign the PHOTO RELEASE. Thanks.

YOUTH MWLS RULES:

Checking the box next to each rule indicates you have read and agree to abide by that rule.

RULE 1. No smoking, tobacco products, illegal drugs, or alcohol. This includes any vaping, juuling, or e-cigarette devices. This will be a tobacco and alcohol-free week for all participants, including staff. It is not OK to possess or use any tobacco, alcohol or drug products on site or nearby at any time during the week.
RULE 2. No sexual behavior. Although sexuality is something to be valued and developed in persons of all ages, Youth MWLS is not the place for exploring or engaging in any sexualized behavior. The variance in readiness for sexual relationships among young people can make sexual activity at group events awkward, difficult and harmful. Any sexual or sexualized behavior by participants of any age detracts from our goal of healthy community and full inclusiveness. No sharing beds, and shirts will remain on at all times! Sexualized activity will result in youth being sent home.
RULE 3. No weapons, fireworks, or explosives.
RULE 4. No pets.
RULE 5. I will stay on site. You are expected to stay on site during the week. Exceptions are made only for emergencies and with explicit permission and notification of a staff member.
RULE 6. I will abide by the rules. I will abide by the rules of the site and the laws of the city and state in which the school is located.
RULE 7. I will model self-care by respecting myself, recognizing my physical (sleep!), emotional, and psychological needs, and seeking appropriate allies and professionals (when needed) with whom to process my feelings and concerns.
RULE 8. I will manage my time in order to honor my need for physical and spiritual renewal so that my needs do not interrupt or undermine my part in this faith community.
RULE 9. I will contribute to the community being created at the school by actively pursuing my own faith development and enrichment.
RULE 10. I will be a responsible representative of the Unitarian Universalists. I understand that the writings, photographs and video I share publicly about Youth Midwest Leadership School need to be appropriate and not obscene or violent in any way.
Although the IWU Campus meets the ADA accessibility standards (at least the parts where we will be), we want to be as helpful as possible to reduce stress on you while at the school. Please let us know how we can make this a better event for you.





We want your time at Leadership School to be as positive for you as possible. What other personal needs do you have that we can help with?
For the Adult School, you will be in “pods” with your own bedroom and a shared restroom.
For the Youth School, you will be housed two students to a room, with a shared restroom on the dorm floor.
To help in rooming assignments, please provide your gender identity in the box below.
We work hard to welcome all identities people bring with them to Leadership School. We would appreciate it if you would include below the various identities you wish to share with us so we can provide a deep welcome, such as racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and/or others.






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