Pathways Youth Pilgrimage

During the week of the 2018 Pathways Youth Pilgrimage, participants (grades 7-12) engaged with truths from California's history and listened to each other's stories and perspectives. This year, the 70 Pathways participants and leaders hailed from all over Northern California, from Eureka to Yuba City to Benicia. They traveled to Marin Headlands and Angel Island, and hosted a variety of speakers and educators on the Sonoma State University campus. 

Pathways, which just completed its third year, developed after a group of youth and adults from our diocese traveled to North Carolina for the Lift Every Voice Freedom Ride (LEV). LEV was a three-year initiative held in North Carolina and Cape Town, South Africa. It focused on bringing to light the historical truths of racism and preparing young adults from the United States, Botswana and South Africa to lead their dioceses' programming on race and reconciliation. After returning from the first year of LEV, the participants developed Pathways to highlight similar themes in Northern California.

Click here or on the image above to view scenes from the trip.

"At the end of LEV I was just wishing I had a camp like LEV growing up. Getting an opportunity to make that happen was like a dream! You go to events and talk about these grand plans you're going to do when you get back and they never happen. This time it did, and I'm honored to plan and attend it every year. We learn so much, and it better prepares us to improve the future while we learn about the past," said young adult leader Kirstyn Teuscher. 

Read the full story on the 2018 Pathways Pilgrimage, written by Anna Wiley, Communications Intern for the Office of the Bishop for the summer and young adult leader on the Pathways trip.

Read a sermon participant Giovanna Zampa wrote, and view a slideshow from the week-long trip.

SAVE THE DATE: The 2019 Pathways Youth Pilgrimage will be June 22-29 in Humboldt County!

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