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. 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.
Learn 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 the ways we take action. 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. Join the Young Unitarian Universalist Project to meet other UU youth. Find a congregation near you or explore a church without walls. Follow us on Instagram and check us out on Facebook. Connect with us on your terms. Together we can do the most good.
Youth ministry is everyone’s ministry! We are here to help adults prepare for the spiritual journey companioning youth. Our web of youth ministry (PDF) builds strong, meaningful partnership between youth and adults. We have structured curricula for adults to build competence.
Unitarian Universalists believe that we are better together - when we come together, we can create change, nurture our spirits and learn new things. Our faith offers many opportunities to gather amongst peers and in multigenerational community alike.
We value bold youth and multigenerational leadership in all parts of our community. From experiential learning to leadership schools to national youth leadership opportunities in our faith—there is a place for your style and talents in making things happen.
Ours is a faith of everyday action—we don't just wait for Sunday. You may have seen us in our yellow Side with Love shirts, or our work to to create climate justice. We work towards equality.
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.
Caring for one another is a core spiritual practice for Unitarian Universalists. Pastoral care is the term we use for the ways we offer support and compassion to each other in community. We promote offering pastoral care to all ages and inviting youth into our caring networks.
Nourishing the spirituality of young people is a key function of Unitarian Universalist communities. Through worship, ritual, small group ministry and other practices, Unitarian Universalist (UU)youth andyoung adults can find support, inspiration and transformation in our communities.
Unitarian Universalists believe in supporting ouryouth andyoung adults through times of transition, such as life stages, relationships, home, work or identity. These life stages are full of changes which include loss, gain, confusion and growth. Our faith helps us make meaning of the changes we may experience.