What is SALT?

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Watch the 2011-12 SALT Video!  Spiritual Activist Leadership Training (SALT) Fellow and aspiring filmmaker Michael Grohsman takes you on a 10 minute visit with the first pilot year of SALT with humor and  heart.  A great introduction to SALT!

UULMCA’s Spiritual Activist Leadership Training (SALT) Fellows program trains, empowers, connects and releases the potential of young adult UU justice leaders. Through development of concrete justice and organizing skills, faith development, spiritual deepening and community building, SALT Fellows engage with California’s justice history and its current leaders and movements. This six-month, part-time, non-residential program includes weekend travel for four justice journeys and retreats along with regional theological reflection circles, activist projects, and a monthly on-line webinar.

SALT is open to UU young adults in their 20s or 30s and is designed to also be accessible to those who are working or in school.

SALT Fellows…

  • Connect with justice makers across California.
  • Develop concrete faith-based leadership, fundraising, and community organizing skills.
  • Deepen their connection to our UU faith and communities.
  • Experience managing a group and individual justice projects.
  • Discover spiritual practices that help them to stay energized and engaged for the long haul.
  • Enjoy fun with young adults from across California.
  • Deepen their understanding of California’s people, justice history, geography and current issues.
  • Develop mutual mentoring relationships and build a network of UU friends who are advocates for justice.

The cost to program participants is $900 which includes lodging, food and programming for the justice journeys; curriculum materials including our course book, handouts, and supplements; and ongoing support by staff, mentors and chaplains. This cost does not include the cost of transportation to and from the sites of justice journeys or incidental expenses.

Financial aid is available by application for those with demonstrated financial need. Be sure to fill out the relevant questions on the application if you would like to be considered for aid. All financial aid is contingent on the availability of funding and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

The next SALT class will begin in January 2015. Fill out the form if you would like more information!

Thanks to our Donors!

SALT began three years ago with the generous support of UUSC, the UU Funding Program and, in 2012, the UU College of Social Justice. It continues to be made possible through the generous contributions of individual donors through the UU Justice Ministry of California. You can ensure this program continues to be offered by making a donation to SALT here. Many thanks!

Not near California?
The UU College of Social Justice is working with UU Mass Action to start a SALT program modelled on this one for those in New England. Click here to find out more.

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