Resources for UU Youth
Faith Development, High School-Aged Youth Faith Development
Here are some extra resources for UU youth and those who work with them.
- Youth Ministry Advising: A Complete Guide
A must-have resource for adults working with youth in UU congregations. Offers guidance, program ideas and tips for creating and maintaining youth programs within congregations. This resource includes information on building safe community, supporting youth leaders, structuring a program and more.
- When Youth Lead
Offers guidance, suggestions and advice for constructing and maintaining a healthy and spiritually vital youth ministry. Seeing youth as equal participants in congregational life, this book demonstrates how teens are an enormous generative force for our faith communities and how adults have much to learn from youth about passion, friendship, discrimination, equality, faith and more.
- Full Circle: Fifteen Ways to Grow Lifelong UUs
Katie Tweedie Covey (Erslev), a lifelong UU, surveyed and interviewed 82 people from ages 25 to 87 who were raised as UUs. She identifies fifteen common threads as critical to their commitment to their faith. An excellent Unitarian Universalist-specific resource on building multigenerational community.
Movies, Literature, and Pop Culture Resources
- Selma Discussion Guide (PDF, 8 pages)
This youth-friendly discussion guide to Selma, the 2014 film directed by Ava DuVernay which documents the struggle for voting rights for African Americans between 1963 and 1965, provides an opportunity to dive into what the film means for our faith and our society in the present day. It guides Unitarian Universalist youth and adults to explore the film and examine how it lifts up the everyday lives of the movement’s leaders.