2018 High School Youth Leadership Seminar at the United Nations in NYC

During the school winter break 40+ youth and 10 adult chaperones from churches all over NYS traveled to NYC to attend a seminar facilitated by Solomon Starr (theologian, educator, activist, musician and performer) at the Church of the Covenant (next door to our hotel and around the corner from the UN).

The focus this year was “Reclaiming the Voice of Resistance” and it was a very moving and enlightening experience. The group of 50+ also toured the UN, attended Wicked on Broadway, ate dinner in Times Square, along with dinner the night we arrived at various international restaurants. We did some sightseeing (Grand Central Station, NY Public Library, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum) and shopped in Times Square.

It was a fabulous experience. We learned a lot and made some new friends.

UN 2018 Memories

The group created a memory sheet to reflect on their experience.  Click here to view their UN 2018 Memories.

Albany Presbytery Youth attending were:

First Presbyterian Church, Albany: Akap Takor, Arah-tu & Sean Abunaw, Bate Egbe, Arthur & Daniel Iyok, Ngoh-Fende Mbongo, Jason Boucher and his cousin Danny Pfluger, Ben Eisenbraun, Lydia Green and Matt Fuscus.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany: Salomon Hassan, Agnes & Henry Sowah, Alsion Decker, Caleb Karkari-Mensah, and Heidi Wrede.

Hebron United Presbyterian Church, Salem: Hailey Anderson, Gary Freitag, Hannah Groesbeck & Nevaeh McGowan

Chaperones from First Pres and Hebron included Diane Snyder, Ellen Eisenbraun, Araglin Kite and Christy D’Ambrosio.

 Click here or on the image below to view their UN 2018 Memories


 

About Christy D'Ambrosio

Christy is the official Albany Presbytery Registrar for Triennium as well as the Youth Director for the First Presbyterian Church in Albany. You can reach her at christy@firstpresalbany.org and on her cell phone 518-423-4763.

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