National Youth Event is just what it says; an event for youth, hosted and sponsored by the national United Church of Christ. It happens every four years, it’s planned for youth who have completed grades 6-12; the registration fee of $375 and covers housing and meals, and this year NYE is scheduled for July 22-25 at Perdue University in West Layette, Indiana.
Several years ago, leaders in KO decided that the role of the Conference with youth programming should be in helping congregations and youth leaders to organize to attend NYE. And that has been the role that the Conference has assumed and is planning for this year as well. There is a something that EVERY church can do:
- If your congregation has only one or two youth who wish to attend NYE, let us know and they may be able to attend NYE as part of a larger group as we create a large
- Your congregation may not have youth interested in attending, but YOU may be interested in attending as a chaperone for the KO youth.
- Your congregation may not have youth or chaperones, but is deeply committed to the youth and is interested in providing financial support for the trip. You may have that is designated for youth that can be used or some other way to provide support; be in touch with Edith about how to make that donation!
So, please talk to your youth or youth leaders if you have one. Let Edith know by FEBRUARY 10 if you have youth (and how many) who are interested in attending so research can begin about transportation costs.