Identity-Based Resources for Youth
Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministries strive to make our faith a more welcoming, inclusive, empowering, and just faith for all. See below for youth specific, identity-based resources.
Identity-Based Support for Individuals
- Resources for Youth of Color
Links to online resources, events, and staff contact information for Youth of Color (Native American, Asian, Arab, Latino/a, African descent, trans-racially adopted, bi-racial and multiracial).
- Identity Formation for Young White UUs
Those of us who are white, or perceived to be white, need resources and tools to develop a healthy white anti-racist identity so we can continue to most effectively follow the call of our faith to build beloved community.
- Queer Resources for Youth
Links to online resources and events about sexual/affectional orientation and gender identity for youth and their families; youth with parent(s) who identify as such; and those who work with them.
- Exploring Healthy Masculinity for Young UUs
Learn what healthy masculinity looks like and how young Unitarian Universalists can use UU values to promote healthy masculinity in our culture and communities.
Educational Materials for Groups
- NEW! Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Youth in Your Congregation
Learn about transgender, gender-variant, and non-binary identities and how we can welcome and make most comfortable those youth who hold or are exploring such identities.
- Be the Change! Project
Offers Unitarian Universalist youth a starting place for discussions about the role of race, identity and justice in living out their faith. The core of the project is a six-session, nine-hour training program that can be used by groups of different sizes. Also includes additional activities, further links and resources, and an online community to support groups engaging with the project.
- Guide to Race-Based Affinity Groups (PDF, 8 pages)
A guide to resources, activities, and prompts that facilitate race-based affinity groups as part of a workshop series, conference, or other gathering, along with theological framing of the purpose and benefits.
- Workshops for Youth on Identity-based Topics
One-hour workshops for youth, each with an animated video and a discussion guide. Topics include Ethnic Identity Formation, White Identity Formation, Gender and Sexual Orientation, and Support for Youth Struggling with Addiction.