Youth Involvement Philosophy
Youth Involvement Philosophy

In This Section

  • Inclusion philosophy including, but not limited to, race/ethnicity, sex, disability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, and religious belief or other protected classification.
  • Sexuality is a healthy and important part of young people's lives. However, there are times and places where sexual behavior and sexual relationships are inappropriate, including at UUA events. The UUA youth programs affirm Our Whole Lives values of self-worth, sexual health, responsibility, justice...
  • Any kind of exclusive behavior detracts from the community building purpose of youth events. Creating a community in which new people are welcomed in and long standing friendships and friendship groups do not impede inclusion is a challenge for any community. Acting on romantic relationships...
  • We seek to create a community that honors the inherent worth and dignity of all participants. This needs particular care and attention in times of conflict, where youth find themselves out of covenant with each other, and when rules are broken. ...

For more information contact youth@uua.org.

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