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Youth participation in General Convention

Youth participation in General Convention
Sun, Jul 8 2018, 12:00am to Fri, Jul 13 2018, 12:00pm

Please note that the church contribution and the balance of the participant's contribution were due May 16. If you haven't already done so, please pay them now at

This is an amazing opportunity for our youth to observe leadership from across The Episcopal Church in action!

Youth who have completed grades 9-12, and young adults under 21, are invited to observe the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas.

Participation is capped at 14 youth and young adults.

The youth contingent will depart for Austin on Sunday, July 8 and stay through the closing ceremony on Friday, July 13.


The total cost is $1251, which includes direct return airfare, hotel costs, meals for 5 days and airport-to-hotel transportation. It is divided as follows:

  • $417 - Diocesan subsidy.
  • $417 - Participant's contribution.
    Scholarships are available; please contact the Rev. Sheelagh Clarke for information.
  • $417 - Contribution of participant's church.
    If this poses a hardship, please contact the Rev. Sheelagh Clarke for options.

To secure a spot:

A deposit of $200 will secure a spot and initiate the registration process. Deposits will be accepted March 14-April 23.

A printable packet with additional forms and instructions for completing the registration will be sent to the email address provided with the deposit. The completed forms, plus the remaining balance of $217, will be due by May 16.

The church contribution of $417 is also due on May 16.

Make payments online at

Questions? Contact:

The Rev. Sheelagh A. Clarke
Interim Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministries or 973-430-9991