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 General Assembly in Portland, Oregon. Learn more.
Activate New Orleans: A One-Week Justice Training
This one week training for high school youth offers interactive social justice education and meaningful hands-on work with local organizations building a thriving New Orleans. In a program grounded in UU values and practices, participants will develop skills for producing social change through community engagement, reflection on issues of to race and class, and creating the beloved community. Learn more.
Activate Boston: A Two-Week Justice Training
This two-week training for high school youth offers interactive social justice education and meaningful work with local organizations engaged in an array of local and national justice issues. In a program grounded in UU values and practices, participants will learn about systems of privilege and oppression, participate in hands-on internships, and visit community partners to learn about justice issues impacting Boston today. Learn more.
Activate Southwest Border: A One-Week Justice Training
NEW! This one-week training for high school youth offers interactive social justice education and meaningful hands-on work engaging in the pressing issue of immigration justice. In a program grounded in UU values and practices, participants will develop skills for producing social change through community engagement, reflection on issues of race and class, and advocacy in their home communities. We are thrilled to offer this new program in collaboration with our partner BorderLinks. 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.