February 17, 2020
8:30 am–4:30 pm
Augsburg University, Foss Center, 625 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis
The annual event includes is an opportunity for 6–12 grade students from all religious and cultural backgrounds to deepen their own faith and learn about other faith traditions. The event includes a keynote speaker, musical entertainment, workshops and service projects.
Keynote Speakers: Daisy, Coco and Sunny Leonard
Daisy (16), Coco (15), and Sunny (13) Leonard are sisters who are on the Interfaith Youth Council board. The three have come to be sisters through adoption: Daisy adopted from China, Sunny from Ethiopia, and Coco from India. They grew up in an Episcopalian church, but as young adults with such diverse backgrounds, their family decided to embark on a religious exploration for five years. Their quest took them to a Hindu temple, Jewish synagogue, mosque, Tibetan Buddhist center, and Ethiopian Orthodox church, thus giving them a greater sense of interfaith and community. They are dedicated to bringing the young people of the world together—despite differing backgrounds—to find commonality and create change for a better future.
Entertainment: DJ Mickey Breeze & Zulu King Reies
There are several ways to participate in the Interfaith Youth Day of Service as a youth group, individual, family, school, or organization. Consider the following ways to participate:
- Join the planning team
- Promote the event through your network
- Host a service project
- Lead a reflection workshop
- Bring a group of youth to participate in the event
- Document the day through photo or video