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YMWLSwebBeloit College, Wisconsin
JULY 17-23

WHAT IS Midwest Leadership School?

Midwest Leadership School is a weeklong intensive experience designed to engage participants in all aspects of leadership in a Unitarian Universalist faith community. For the second year we are pleased to offer Midwest Leadership School for Youth (ages 14-18) in tandem with our Adult School. It will challenge and train Unitarian Universalist youth in three areas: Leadership Skills Development, Worship, and Religious Values & Heritage.  This Leadership School is an intentional community and learning experience. It equips young UU’s with a foundation that deepens their religious development and expands their ability to contribute, both in their UU community and beyond.

Thanks for your interest in Youth Midwest Leadership School! We are at full capacity for the Summer 2011. Please consider applying next summer.

Youth Leadership School is designed to be an intensive learning experience.  The days will be long, varied and demanding, with little free time. The community we create together will be safe, supportive and fun—aiming to give each participant as full a sense of his or her own developing leadership skills as is possible in one short week.  This is not a setting for anyone who might be dealing with personal life crises and it is not a conference. Days are highly structured and participation in all aspects of the school is required. The adult to youth ratio is about 1:4, so there will be ample adult support for students.

Students stay in the dorms on the Beloit College Campus with adult chaperones. They will have access to 3 meals a day in the college cafeteria that provides a  wide and diverse food selection.  Tuition includes  food, lodging, adult chaperones, teaching staff, all materials  and transportation to & from our midweek social justice project.

WHO Should Attend MWLS?

Students should be motivated to learn and engage. They should be able to manage their time and needs in an environment that includes long days filled with group and individual learning opportunities along with theological reflection. Youth entering grades 9-12 may attend; youth grades 10 – 11 are especially encouraged.

Congregations sending adult students would especially benefit from sending youth!

HOW to Register for MWLS?

Tuition is $550 per student, $200 deposit required to reserve.

Early bird discount, if PAID IN FULL BY MAY 1, 2011: 
$495 for one student; $450 per student if more than one from the same congregation attends.

Registration Deadline JUNE 1, 2011. Full payment of registration fee due June 15, 2011

You can send a check with Youth MWLS in the memo for registration to:

Central Midwest District, UUA
c/o YOUTH Leadership School

Refunds for cancellation are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Scholarships Available from your district office:

Heartland: Nancy Combs-Morgan  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 859.494.2424

Prairie Star: Sherry Warren

Central Midwest: Dori Davenport Thexton

Scholarship Application form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KHWBN5F

For more information contact: Kimberlee Carlson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.