Summer Youth Programs
This summer, the UU College of Social Justice is hosting several transformative programs for high school-aged youth. Answer the call for justice!
Activate: A Pre-General Assembly Event
This powerful one-day training for high school youth will offer a deep dive into the social justice values that guide the work of UU College of Social Justice. In partnership with the UUA’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, this program will offer an opportunity to explore justice values in community, and develop plans for action once we part ways. This event will take place prior to UU General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. Learn more.
Activate New Orleans: Racial Justice & Beloved Community
This one-week training for high school youth offers interactive social justice education and hands-on work with local organizations building a thriving New Orleans. In a program grounded in UU practices, participants will reflect on race and class against the unique backdrop of New Orleans. Together we will develop skills for producing social change through community engagement, and work towards building the beloved community. Learn more.
Activate Boston: Climate Justice
This one-week training for high school youth offers interactive social justice education and meaningful work with organizations engaged in the climate justice movement. Participants will see firsthand Boston’s roots as a harbor city built on landfill, and how that impacts the city’s future as climates change. We will learn about systems of privilege and oppression and how we are called to respond to our world’s changing needs. Learn more.
Activate Tucson: Immigration Justice
This one-week training for high school youth offers interactive social justice education and work engaging in the pressing issue of immigration justice. Based in the borderlands of southern Arizona, we’ll learn about the issues, and engage in powerful work like placing water in the desert for migrants. Participants will develop skills for producing social change through community engagement and advocacy in their home communities. Learn more.
Service Learning with Your Youth Group
NEW! UUCSJ is excited to offer service-learning journeys for congregational youth groups. These programs are designed to be a powerful opportunity for youth groups to engage in experiential learning and service, while also growing a stronger foundation for the group. We offer multiple options of program focuses and lengths, to be scheduled in collaboration with your group. Learn more.
Mississippi Civil Rights Journey
We have teamed up with the UU Living Legacy Project to offer this special intergenerational social justice pilgrimage for high school youth and adults. On a journey that explores the U.S. civil rights movement, you will meet the people, hear the stories, and visit the sites that changed the United States and had ripple effects throughout the world. Learn more.