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.

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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

  • Metro NY Cluster Con
    Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9:00 am - Sunday, April 2, 2023, 9:00 am EDT
    Event format: In person
    Manhasset NY
    We are so excited to be hosting our first social Youth Con at Shelter Rock since 2019! This April Fools-themed Con will feature many fun events and activities.
  • Back to FUtUre Youth Cluster Con
    Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm EDT
    Event format: In person
    North Royalton OH
    Some have asked, "What happened to Youth CONs? Are they in the past?" We say, "NO! It's time for the Back to the FUtUre CON for UU youth in the Ohio Meadville area."
  • UU@UN 2023 Intergenerational Spring Seminar
    Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10:00 am - Monday, April 3, 2023, 8:00 pm CDT
    Event format: Online & in person
    The Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations, UU College of Social Justice, UU Service Committee, and Side With Love are excited to announce that the 2023 Intergenerational Spring Seminar will take place April 1-3, 2023, with the theme "Demilitarization & Abolition: Resist Policing and...
  • Ordination of Sarah Klinger Osborne
    Saturday, April 1, 2023, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
    Event format: In person
    Cordova TN
    Neshoba Unitarian Universalist Church joyfully invites you to come celebrate the ordination of Sarah Klinger Osborne into the Unitarian Universalist ministry. Please RSVP if you're attending.
  • CER BIPOC Gatherings 22-23
    Monday, April 3, 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    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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