Register Now for 2023 Summer High School Youth Trip!
Registration is now open for next summer’s youth trip to Washington, D. C., July 21-28, 2023. (See registration links below.) Students from Conference congregations currently enrolled in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate in this service-learning experience focused on the work of legislative advocacy.
Following are some of the experiences participants on the trip will engage together:
- Lobby members of congress and their staff about issues selected by the youth
- Visit monuments, memorials, and museums such as Frederick Douglas National Historic Site, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, U.S. Holocaust Museum and Memorial, and other significant sites
- Learn about root causes of systemic oppression through direct service opportunities
- Have time for fun, reflection, and conversations that matter!
We hope these experiences will reinforce the need for participants to agitate for justice and to never be silent in the face of injustice!
Thanks to generous subsidy from the Ashley Endowment of the Minnesota Conference UCC the total cost for the trip is $650 for youth and $400 for adult companions. This cost includes round-trip airfare, all ground transportation, lodging, meals, and all activities. An initial deposit of $200 is required at the time of registration. Registration is open November 1 through January 31, 2023.
The Conference strongly encourages local congregations to actively fundraise to help offset trip costs for participants. The Conference also has additional scholarship funds available to help offset cost for any youth who has need.
Each congregational group participating needs to provide 1 adult for every 4 youth participants. The Conference will be able to connect local congregations who would like to work together to provide adequate adult to youth ratios.
For more information about the trip and to register click here (add link). Please contact Rev. Kevin Brown (add email) with any questions regarding the trip.
Cost: $825/youth | $550/adult (reflects a generous subsidy from the Ashely Endowment; total cost is $1,100)