Learn Skills. Be Inspired. Become Empowered

Children of the Earth is bringing youth together for a day of art, music, activities and exploration!  Spend the day at this summit creating deep connections with other like –hearted Youth from around Vermont and learn how you can make positive change in your communities.

The goal of the summit is to inspire youth to become a part of COE’s Vermont Chapter. The Children of the Earth Vermont Chapter will meet regularly to discuss and plan projects that connect people locally and globally while spreading the intention of peace, spirituality and positive change.

Children of the Earth supports young people in actualizing their personal intention, becoming inspired to altruism, and weaving a web bridging all personal, cultural, national and religious divides.

Vision & Mission   
Keynote Speaker 
About the Summit

Reflect. Connect. Take Action

Reflection is the individual journey that we take to awaken our gifts. The path may include meditation, contemplation, and/or prayer. As we get still enough to listen, we may hear the calling of our heart and set personal missions for our lives.

Connection bridges gaps of perceived separation to create unity. Moving beyond ourselves to see the other with loving compassion, we begin to feel ourselves to be part of a global community, which increases our desire to serve. Then even accomplishments at the local level are recognized as contributions to the welfare of humanity.

Action is taking your joy from reflecting and connecting into the world! Simple and achievable projects that are based on the principles of spirituality can make a real impact on the world. This is not ordinary action, but Spiritual Activism.

Each activity at the summit will be focused on one of these three ideas, and by the end of the day participants will be able to connect them all, and take away skills and ideas on how to apply them in their own lives.

Keynote Speaker

Brian Luke Seaward

Spirits on a Human Path

We are living in a time and age where the recognition of human spirituality is now deemed an essential aspect of humanity.  Today, the essence of spirituality is finding itself acknowledged in all factions of society and culture. Perhaps the reason for the popularity of this topic, is the craving, hunger, and desire to become whole; a human need not satisfied through material possessions. If we were to first place importance on the health of our human spirit, all other aspects of our lives would fall into place.

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is a renowned and respected international expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and health promotion. His mission, as expressed through his legacy of acclaimed books and public appearances, is to make this a better world in which to live by having each of us reach our highest potential. Dr. Seaward is an award-winning author, photographer, teacher, celebrated film director/producer and much sought after inspirational speaker.

About the Summit

Youth Leadership Summit Sunday, January 23, 2011
9:00 am- 4:00pm
UVM Billings Center

Dreams for Common Action

Our Vision       
One by one, Children of the Earth inspires young people to explore their inner life, be socially responsible and unite in peace building.

Our Mission
Children of the Earth inspires and unites young people, through personal and social transformation, to create a peaceful and sustainable world.

Guiding Principles

  • Trust your intuition
  • Demonstrate dignity and respect
  • Communicate with honesty and clarity
  • Assume the good intentions of others
  • Support shared leadership
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Be inspired to take risks
  • Allow decisions to emerge and embrace the process
  • Understand the whole is greater than the parts
  • Strive for actions based on selflessness and love
  • Support sustainability both personally and environmentally
  • Honor agreements and take ownership for outcomes

Youth Voice….Youth Action
Children of the Earth supports young people in actualizing their personal intention, becoming inspired to altruism, and weaving a web bridging all personal, cultural, national and religious divides. Youth is a force that can change the future of the world and make it a better place to live.

This conference will empower you to participate in bringing forth a healthier, happier world. COE Chapter Leaders adopt and create specific projects according to the needs and desires of the local community. The work of the COE Chapter ultimately contributes to a more peaceful future for all the children of the earth.