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The Bridge Connections Program
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the Bridge Connections program helps keep youth who are transitioning ("bridging") into young adulthood connected to Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith communities and campus groups when they go off to college, get their own apartment, or start a new job.
How It Works
Each spring, the UUA Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries sends free brochures/cards to congregations (contact youth [at] uua [dot] org or (617) 948-4350 to request a mailing) with a link to the online Bridge Connections Form. Bridging youth have the opportunity to provide the contact-information of their new location on this form.
In the fall, the UUA notifies local congregations and campus ministries of those recently bridged young adults moving to their area, so that they may welcome them and notify them of services and programs in that area.
Fill out the Bridge Connections Form! It's so quick—just tell us how to stay in touch with you. You may be leaving your congregation, but you still have a home in the UU faith. Wherever life takes you, Bridge Connections leads you to a loving spiritual community that can welcome you with open arms.
As the youth in your congregation cross the bridge to adulthood, help make sure there is something welcoming them on the other side.
- Make it easy to do—bring a laptop to a youth group meeting, hand them a smartphone, or give them the printable form (PDF) to complete and mail in to the UUA.
- Make it hard to forget—distribute the handy tear-off bookmarks (from the brochure you requested, or download a PDF of the brochure), email them the link, and follow up afterwards to confirm.
For more information or to request brochures, contact the UUA Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at youth [at] uua [dot] org or (617) 948-4350.