IYOU Event

IYOU Event 2021: Of Stories & Stars is now a Virtual Event!

Event Purpose Statement: 

To understand that we are all radiant beings of light with a place in the universe and, just like the stars in the sky, our inner light shines so brightly that we can easily navigate our way and help guide others, and we can look to the story of our past and the stories of others for guidance. 

The Indies have also created themes and intentions for the event. 
  • Wonder - Intention: To understand and get in touch with our timeless and childlike inner wonder.
  • Stories - Intention: To understand that the stories of our pasts have helped shape how we think and who we are.
  • Dreams - Intention: To understand that when we feel lost, our intuition and dreams can show us the way back to our true selves if we listen.
  • Hope - Intention: To understand that we have the power to foster a sense of hope within ourselves, regardless of our circumstances.
  • Stars - Intention: To understand that we have our place in the universe, like a star in the sky, and our inner light will guide us on our journey of life.

 Meet our 2021 Indie Team!






Alyssa Young, Northwest    Kalista Weymouth, West Central

Click here for more information!

Registration for the 2021 IYOU Event is open! Registration deadline: July 8, 2021

Dates: July 1518, 2021 

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Registration Link

YOUers who are interested in being a Family Group Facilitator, Click Here


$25.00 / person


Tentative Schedule

We do not have the schedule set, but we will post it as soon as it is finalized.

Until then, here is the tentative schedule (all times are Central Time):

July 15 – 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
July 16 – 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
July 17 – 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
July 17 – 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
July 18 – 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Sign up for The Path in order to stay up-to-date on the progress.

Please contact Julie Core, at jcore@unity.org, with any registration questions.

Eligiblity Requirements to Attend:


As a YOUer, to be eligible to attend IYOU, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be activity involved in a YOU chapter 
  • Be between the ages of 15-18 and currently attending high school
  • Have attended a prior regional YOU event 
  • Have completed 15 hours of service in a Unity church or local community


As an adult attendee, to be eligible to attend IYOU, you must fulfill the following requirements

  • Be at least 25 years old
  • Have attended the IYOU Event Sacred Safety online training or watched the recording of the training. (Training will be offered this Spring)
  • Have on file with your home ministry a background check that was done within the last two years.
  • Be a designated event sponsor at the Event. This means that you are the adult responsible for one or more YOUers at the Event. (Note: You can be the designated event sponsor for YOUers from another chapter.)
  • Be willing to accept a role of responsibility assigned by the IYOU Leadership team during the event.
  • Be open to being assigned to whatever rooming situation best serves the event

Our IYOU Event Agent: 

Julie Core is our IYOU Event Agent for 2020. Julie has served as a YOU sponsor for twenty years at Unity Northwest in Des Plaines, Illinois and at Unity in Chicago, Illinois.  Her experiences includes working closely with YOUers in planning and organizing many YOU retreats, where she  encourages and supports the teens in developing their leadership skills. She has served as a Head Sponsor at more than twenty-five International, regional and sub-regional YOU events, rallies and retreats.

Julie Core, IYOU Event Agent





Local Area Information

Here is a link to the local area information for your support

If you have questions or need support contact Julie Core jcore@unity.org.



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2020 Group Photo


















2020 Event Videos

Session 1: "Recognize"
Affirmation for the session: I have the power to illuminate my way.
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Session 2: "Navigate"
Affirmation for the session: I have the power to navigate to the path that I want to be on.
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Session 3: "Trust"
Affirmation: I trust that divine order is at work in guiding my path.
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Session 4: "Inspire"
Affirmation: I have the ability and resources necessary to inspire myself to keep moving forward on my path.
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Session 5: "Radiate"
Affirmation: My Spirit knows what my true path is. I have faith and trust that my inner light will illuminate the way.
Click here for the video