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Please know that this has been a topic that Gathering staff and leadership have talked about extensively. Ultimately, we decided to not change the age range for the 2022 Gathering for several reasons:
We understand that this is not the ideal situation and hope that those not able to attend as a youth participant will consider participating as a young adult volunteer, an experience they would likely relate to more. We have been told time and time again that volunteering for the Gathering is just as life changing.