Youth Programs at FGC’s 2021 Gathering
- Gathering will be online this year from Sunday, June 27 – Saturday, July 3
- Visit our webpage to learn about our Junior Gathering and High School Programs
Early registration opens April 15-29. If you have any interest in serving as a volunteer in our Youth Programs, both the Junior Gathering Staff application and the High School application are now live.
Come to FGC 2021 Gathering’s High School Program for a choose-your-own-adventure of exploring Quaker faith and spirituality in community. Every day offers opportunities to connect in support groups, share with affinity groups, and play games at our evening hang outs. All of our high-school activities complement the all-age Gathering programs such as workshops, evening plenaries, worship sharing and more. Our High School Clerks are currently preparing for High School business sessions and will be skilled and ready to support the community through meeting for business online.
We are also offering a new program this year to lay the foundation of our week in community. The High School Program will include anti-racism and decolonizing for liberation trainings. An outside facilitator will lead the High School community through a process of interactive, transformative activities to help create a community based in trust and joy throughout the week and beyond. The training will be art-infused and healing-informed and will engage participants through sensory exploration.
To learn more about the High School Program, please visit our webpage.
Junior Gathering is a home for children from birth through 9th grade engaging in spirituality and community. We will gather together each day for art, stories, and song. The themes of the 2021 Junior Gathering are culture, place, and belonging. Each session is 90 minutes and includes a break. The first half of the session will be a full group activity, and the second half will be in age-based break-out groups. We are thrilled to co-host the StoryTime with the People of Color Center again this year. We also welcome visual artist Zan Lombardo and musician and evening plenary speaker Niyonu Spann to share their gifts during the week. We will close our week together with an Open Mic, a joyful celebration of our community. The 2021 Junior Gathering will also feature optional Theme Days and JG @ Home activities to help families stay connected to Gathering while taking time offline. Dress up in a silly hat, cook a meal together, take a walk in your neighborhood, and sense the Spirit moving within.
To learn more about Junior Gathering, please visit our webpage.
- All FGC Youth Programs are staffed by volunteer Friends who have completed background clearances and a child safety training.
- Registration for Gathering opens April 15.
- All 2021 Gathering Programs are Pay as Led. Suggested costs for youth programs range from $15-$100 for the week.
- Read what youth and families are saying on our Testimonials webpage!