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Episcopal Youth Event 2017

Episcopal Youth Event ‘17: Applications Due by January 12

Date: July 10-17, 2017
Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
Cost per participant will be $350 plus cost of transportation TBD
Open to youth currently in 9th – 12th grades and adult mentors
Participants will be chosen with an application process.
Applications are due by January 12, 2017



What is the Episcopal Youth Event?  

Visit the Episcopal Church EYE Blog and check out the promotional video.
Visit the Episcopal Church EYE Blog and check out the promotional video.

EYE is a triennial event for the entire Episcopal Church. High school students, their adult mentors, and Bishops from around the church come together and live on a college campus for a little under a week.  Time is spent in worship (amazing, awesome and very memorable worship), large group presentations, small group discussions on the presentations (youth lead), workshops on a variety of topics, and a lot of time hanging out and meeting people.

Who should apply?

We encourage youth to apply who are currently in 9th through 12th grade. We want to bring a delegation of diverse young leaders who represent the Diocese of Vermont. We will be choosing people through an application process to ensure that the selected youth are ready to experience the greater church and her diversity, and who also demonstrate capacity to bring home and share what they have experienced and learned with the rest of our diocese.  Along with our diverse group of faithful, mature high schoolers, we hope to have adults enthused about learning with them, and empowering and equipping them to be disciples in the world.  All members of our delegation will need to be able to handle travel, to speak up in groups, to have the language to share their own faith journeys, and to be trustworthy in honoring the covenant for behavior required of all participants.

Why do adults who want to go need to apply?

EYE will be a working ministry experience for adult mentors.  It’s a tough job, because mentors need to be disciplinarians, friendly, spiritual, easy to get along with, and able to go with the flow when problems occur, along with helping find solutions and making decisions. Also, adults must undergo a background check through the Diocesan Office and complete the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct Training. We will be discerning the diversity of our delegation in terms of both youth and adults. We know that we have many amazing people in our Diocese and we want to make sure that we chose the right ones for this difficult but very rewarding task.

Why is the application deadline so early?

Yes, applications are due January 12 to the Diocesan office, but we don’t leave for another six months.  Why?

  1. Because the event registrations will close when the campus is at capacity. The event registration opens in January and we want to be sure to get our spots.
  2. Travel needs to be arranged, as we’ll be flying into Oklahoma.

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