IYOU Event

IYOU Event 2020: Illuminate

Event Purpose Statement: 

To create an inclusive community of love and support where people are inspired to learn and grow spiritually, and experience an understanding of their endless potential.

Dates: Sunday, July 12 through Thursday, July 16, 2020

Join us for a week of deepening spiritual practice and connection with YOUers from around the world, while we explore the power of our Divine Spirit to illuminate our way in the world!

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 Meet our 2020 Indie Team!

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Zoe Bibik, Great Lakes Region

Amelia Valery, Southeast Region

Emily Myers, Eastern Region

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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





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
  • Have a designated event sponsor at the event (can be a sponsor from another chapter)


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

YOU Chapter Qualifications

In order to be considered an active YOU chapter, the group must:

  • Be under the direction of a recognized Unity member ministry of Unity Worldwide Ministries
  • Be active in their regional YOU program.
  • Include one or more teens ranging from the ages of 14 through 18 years of age (YOUer) and adult sponsors* over the age of 25 (YOU Sponsor).

Event Cost: $600.00 per person

The registration fee covers your Event registration, meals, and lodging.  Attendees are responsible for all travel expenses.

  • Registrations postmarked by May 31, 2020 - $600 

Late registrations will not be accepted.

Written or emailed cancellations received by June 8 will be refunded minus $100 processing fee.  No refunds after June 8, 2020. 
If UWM cancels the event due to COVID 19 issues, a full refund will be issued. 


Registration for the 2020 IYOU Event is now OPEN!

Important registration information can be found here: IYOU 2020 Registration Information
Download your Registration Forms here: 
Please contact Julie Core, at jcore@unity.org, with any registration questions.
Sending in registrations and payment - Please Read.
  • All registration materials must include signatures and checks made out to Unity Worldwide Ministries. 
  • Sponsors – Please mail all registrations and payment for your chapter together.
  • Mail to:
    • Rev. Diane Venzera
    • Unity Worldwide Ministries
    • 400 Unity Circle North
    • Suite A
    • Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • If you would like to pay by credit card, please call 816-434-6813.  Please let us know that it is for IYOU and provide:
    • Credit Card information
    • Name of individual(s) you are paying for
    • Name of ministry
Please contact Julie Core, at jcore@unity.org, with any registration questions.

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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Photo from 2019 - Art of the Universe

IYOU Event - Click here for the video of this marvelous event!