What is the Episcopal Youth Event?: The Episcopal Youth Event or EYE (pronounced E-Y-E) is a triennial event for the entire Episcopal Church. Over 2000 people (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 is worship (amazing, awesome and very memorable worship), large group presentations, small group discussions on the presentations (youth lead), workshops on a variety of topics (from meditation to outreach, from drumming to knitting, and everything in between), and a lot of time hanging out and meeting people from all around the world.
When is EYE? EYE20 will be held July 7-11, 2020 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Cost: Approximately $600 a person. Cost includes: registration, lodging, meals, transportation, t-shirt and other costs. Scholarship assistance is available. All attendees are expected to pay something towards the cost of attendance.
Requirements to attend EYE20: EYE20 is open to current high school students enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade for the 2019/20 school year and are between 15 and 19 years old.
We will hold an Orientation meeting on Saturday, May 16, 2020 that will be mandatory for attendance.
Who should apply? While we encourage everyone to apply, we will be bringing a delegation of diverse young leaders who represent the breadth of our diocese. We will be discerning 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 what they have experienced and learned to share with their peers and members of our diocese.
We hope to have a diverse group of faithful, mature high schoolers, along with 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.
The EYE website is: https://events.episcopalchurch.org/eye and you are encouraged to look through it before completing this application.