Justice & Service

All our youth programming includes chances to explore and celebrate our various identities, learn about issues of injustice and oppression, and do service. These particular opportunities are more focused on these aspects of youth ministry.

Racial Justice Weekends

These are weekends supported by Regional Staff introducing youth to issues of identity and oppression. Race is a central focus although other issues of identities are also explored. You can find these listed on the Youth Conferences page.

A group of youth of color hang out!


Thrive is an annual event for youth of color run by UUA Youth and Young Adult Office Staff and supported by CER Staff. Learn more about Thrive.

Participants in conversation at the UU-UNO's Intergenerational Spring Seminar

UU-UNO Spring Seminary

The UU United Nations Spring Seminar is an annual multigenerational UUA run program in our Region. Find out more about UU-UNO Spring Seminary.

Actibate YOur Community Love Resists

Activate Your Community: Love Resists!

This weekend long version of the UU College of Social Justice Activate program will offer youth, youth advisors, and chaperones an opportunity to deepen their understanding of opportunities for youth engagement in social justice activism, guided by Unitarian Universalist values and practices.

Service Trips

We support congregations in networking to find locations for service trips. Contact Regional Staff for assistance.

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UU College of Social Justice

The UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) provides trainings for youth, service trips for youth, and support in planning cluster and congregational service trips. Visit the UUCSJ site for current offerings.


CER Youth Calendar

  • OWL Facilitator Training, Grade levels 7-9/10-12, Santa Monica, CA
    Friday, December 2, 2022, 12:00 pm - Sunday, December 4, 2022, 4:00 pm PST
    Event format: In person
    Santa Monica CA
    OWL Facilitator Training, Grade levels 7-9/10-12, Santa Monica, CA
  • Elementary OWL Training, OH
    Friday, December 2, 2022, 3:00 pm - Sunday, December 4, 2022, 3:00 pm EST
    Event format: In person
    Wooster OH
    Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training for Elementary (K-1/4-6) Ages will be offered at UU Fellowship of Wayne County, Wooster, OH on December 2-4, 2022, IN PERSON.
  • Essentials Leadership Experience Processing Session (2 of 3)
    Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
    Event format: Online
    The Southern Region is proud to offer the Essentials Leadership Experience, an online leadership gathering focusing on Congregational Foundations, System Theory, and Faith Development for congregational leaders working or volunteering in governance, programming, and shared ministry....
  • Widening the Circle of Governance in Congregations: Sociocracy
    Saturday, December 3, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
    Event format: Online
    Congregations wanting to move to inclusive and engaged decision-making are exploring Sociocracy. We will share an overview and some real-life examples, followed by Q&A and more resources.
  • CER BIPOC Gatherings 22-23
    Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
    Event format: Online
    If you identify as Black, Indigenous or a person of color (BIPOC), you're invited to join us for the Central East Region's BIPOC gathering happening once a month on a Monday at 6:30pm ET.

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