On Tuesday, February 20, a delegation of youth from church congregations all over New York State will gather at the Church of the Covenant on 42nd Street near the United Nations, for a 2-day seminar focused on the issue of “Reclaiming the Voice of Resistance.”
Global concerns that encompass terrorism, climate change, human rights, discrimination, war, peace, and the current refugee crisis are issues discussed at these seminars. The goal is to inspire today’s youth to become advocates for justice and change in the future.
During the seminar, the youth get to know each other, engage in discussions, listen to speakers, participate in exercises, watch film clips, eat breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner together, and finally, tour the United Nations. There is also time for sightseeing and going to a Broadway show, if you are so inclined. The group stays at the Hilton Hotel East, within walking distance of the UN.
Last year, seventeen (17) youth from Westminster, First Presbyterian Church in Albany and Bethany Presbyterian Church, Menands, NY attended and First Presbyterian Church of Albany has sent a delegation to the UN Leadership Seminar for the past 7 years. The program has been in existence under the auspices of the NYS Council of Churches, and previously the Synod of the Northeast, for almost a decade. It is a worthwhile and life changing experience underwritten by NYSCC.
We will travel to NYC on Tuesday, February 20 and return home Thursday, February 22, 2018.
The cost of $400 covers:
- travel by chartered bus
- breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday
Download the following forms for more details and to register:
For complete details on the trip planned for February 2018, please read:
- Energetic Activist Will Lead 2018 UN Youth Leadership Seminar by Christy D’Ambrosio
- Email to Churches in the Albany Presbytery with trip details
- Annual Youth Leadership Forum: “Reclaiming the Voice of Resistance” as well as Reflections from the trip last year.