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Unitarian Universalism for High School-Age Youth

High school-age UUs put our faith into action every day by daring to be real, showing acceptance and support, leading with courage, and acting for justice.

After all, what is religion for if it isn’t about changing your life—and changing the world—for the better?

We Welcome You. For Real.

We are building a radically inclusive community where you can explore your identity without boxes: we are multi-racial, Latino/a, Asian, Black, Native, and White; rich, middle class, poor; young and old; lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, straight, and anything in between. We are spiritually diverse and know “we need not think alike to love alike.”

However you identify, you can find a home here. We offer local groups, regional youth gatherings, multiple opportunities to serve, and abundant opportunities to lead. We welcome and affirm your whole self.

Bring passion and a desire to see change. Be prepared to exercise your heart, mind and spirit—and know that we’re here with you on your path.

How to Get Involved


About the sacred, about others, about yourself. Discover what it means to have a personal faith that is anchored by diversity and acceptance. Check out our blog. Find ways to get engaged. Read about our contemporary curricula, including comprehensive sexuality education. Explore our service opportunities. You'll see that Unitarian Universalists are always creating opportunities for youth who want to put their faith into action.


We’re where you are. Find a congregation near you. Explore an online Unitarian Universalist (UU) community. Check us out on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Connect with us on your terms. Together we can do the most good.


We value bold youth and multigenerational leadership in all parts of our community. Service tripsleadership schoolsnational youth leadership opportunities in our faith—there is a place for your style and talents in making things happen.

Know Yourself

Every one of us has worth and dignity. Some people may tell you otherwise based on the color of your skin, where you were born, your family’s net worth, your abilities, your gender or who you love. We know this is not true, and that we all have work to do to make equality a reality.

Make The World Better

Ours is a faith of everyday action—we don't just wait for Sunday. You may have seen us in our yellow shirts Standing on the Side of Love, or our stand to Commit2Respond to climate change. We learn how to speak out against injustice and work towards equality.

Be a Partner

Resilient Unitarian Universalist youth and vital youth ministry begin with healthy, spiritually mature adults. We are here to help adults prepare for the spiritual journey companioning youth. Our web of youth ministry builds strong, meaningful partnership between youth and adults. We have specialized tools and structured curricula for adults to use working with youth, from the beginning through building and sustaining.

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