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, 7-9/10-12, Online – June PT
    Monday, June 5, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
    OWL Facilitator Training, 7-9/10-12, Online – June PT
  • Small Congregations Check-In
    Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Event format: Online
    MidAmerica Region Small Congregations Check-In first Thursdays and third Tuesdays
  • Neurodivergence Skill Up: BIPOC Panel
    Friday, June 9, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    Event format: Online
    The seventh in our Supporting Neurodivergence in Our Congregations Skill Up series, BLURB BIOS We will have a live viewing at at 1pm ET/12pm CT/11am MT/10am PT followed by a Q&A around 2:15pm ET/1:15pm CT/12:15pm MT/11:15am PT on June 9....
  • FP Lincoln Installation Service
    Sunday, June 11, 2023, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
    Event format: Online & in person
    Please join First Parish Lincoln (Lincoln, MA) in welcoming Rev Kit Novotny and Rev Nate Klug with an Installation Service on Sunday 06/11/23. The service will be help in-person and online. For more information, including the link for streaming, please visit FP Lincoln's website.
  • Liberating Governance: Leadership Transitions
    Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
    Event format: Online
    It’s the time of year when most congregations have transitions in lay leadership: people leaving the board, people joining the board, other key leadership positions shifting. We will look at practices for celebrating and thanking leaders who are stepping down, orienting leaders who are stepping...

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