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JANUARY 9-11 2015

Join us for this Art-themed high school youth CON. It will include assorted visual, musical, and literary workshops, plus meals, worship, super-secret surprise, and coffee house. Materials are included in $40 registration fee.

Register after January 3 - $45

Final Registration Deadline: January 5, 2014

Limited to 50 participants, so register soon!

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(Must be read and signed by all Adult Sponsors and Older Youth in Leadership Roles)

Rules: All rules apply equally to youth and adults. All rules were formed by the District Youth Steering Committee for liability reasons and conferee safety. Enforcement of the conference rules is the responsibility of EVERY conferee with overall supervision by leadership. Adults in general are not expected to be the primary rule enforcers, but are expected to be full conference participants. Adults and youth leaders are expected to serve as good role models and to have a signed code of ethics when they check in at conferences.
  • Attendees will remain on site at all times
  • At least 1 adult per 10 youth from each church must be present (1-7 for Jr. High events)
  • Being outside designated areas at any time is prohibited
  • Illegal use of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs and weapons are prohibited
  • No sexualized behavior
  • Everyone must attend all mandatory planned activities
  • Caffeine pills and other unnecessary drugs are not allowed
  • (Sleeping area rules would go here, but we don’t intend on sleeping!)
  • Smoking is not condoned during the conference for youth or adults
  • Sexual behavior which detracts from the conference community will not be tolerated
  • Adhere to site rules
  • Cars are off limits during the con except for approved con business
In the event of a rules infraction, the Conference Rules Committee will be convened to determine the consequences of the rule infraction.

Code of Ethics for Adults, Older Youth and Youth in Leadership Roles with Youth

Based on the Code of Ethics for Adults, Older Youth, and Youth who are in leadership roles with Children and Youth, adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1986.

Adults, older youth, and youth who are in leadership roles are in a position of stewardship and play a key role in fostering the spiritual development of both individuals and the community. It is therefore especially important that those in leadership positions be well qualified to provide the special nurturing, care and support that will enable youth to develop a positive sense of self and a spirit of independence and responsibility. The relationship between young people and their leaders must be one of mutual respect if the positive potential of their relationship is to be realized. There are no more important areas of growth than those of self-worth and the development of a healthy identity as a sexual being. Adults play a key role in assisting youth in these areas of growth. Wisdom dictates that youth and adults suffer damaging effects when leaders become sexually involved with young persons in their care; leaders will therefore refrain from engaging in sexual, seductive or erotic behavior with youth. Neither shall they sexually harass youth nor engage in behavior with youth that constitutes verbal, emotional or physical abuse.

I, _______________________________________, as a youth leader, an older youth (over 18) or an adult, recognize my position of power and have read and understand the above statements of position, expectations and actions and agree to follow the Code of Ethics.

YOUTH MidWest Leadership School

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