A number of Eliot youth are also actively involved in Unitarian Universalist leadership development and representation in the larger UU community.  

  • Since 2013, 17 Eliot youth are graduates of UU Youth Midwest Leadership School, an experience which offers youth opportunities for in-depth personal reflection, worship leadership, exploring the history of the UU faith, leadership development, and engaging in social justice.  You can read about the Leadership School experiences of Colleen Lee and Phoebe Mussman (class of 2014) and of Aislynn Pasierb (class of 2015).
  •  Since 2014, Eliot youth represented their congregation at UU General Assembly (GA).  You can learn more about the GA experience for youth as shared by Cori Compton and Kendra Cross: Cori's thoughts and Kendra's reflections on GA . Read about GA from the perspective of Colleen Lee and Phoebe Mussman (2015).
  • Since 2013, 17 Eliot youth have achieved recognition by the Unitarian Universalist Association as UU Youth Luminary Leaders, a program which recognizes outstanding youth leadership at both the congregation level and the larger UU community. 
  • In 2015, Melissa Priese became the first youth from Eliot to participate in the UU Summer Seminary for Youth. Colleen Lee became the second Eliot participant in August 2016.
  • In 2018, Emma Prats became the first youth from Eliot to participate in the UUA’s Thrive Leadership Program for Youth
  • In April 2019, Lauren Twombly & Camille Mussman became the first Eliot youth to participate in the Unitarian Universalist Association's United Nations Spring Seminar in New York City.

For more information about involvement opportunities for high school youth at Eliot Chapel, please contact Scott Stewart at

Last Published: August 7, 2019 10:48 PM