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High School Youth Group 2020-21

 

Curriculum Overview

Youth Group will engage in a new curriculum titled Heeding the Call, formatted specifically for adolescents. Youth Group meets on Wednesday evenings rather than Sunday morning. This year, the high school age group will switch every week learning curriculum. Please view the Scope and Sequence for more information. Contact the Religious Educator with any questions.  Each month, Youth Group will be able to pick up whatever items are necessary for that month’s lessons. See pickup times listed on this page.

Heeding the Call
As Unitarian Universalists, we are called not to admire justice from a distance but to live right in it, under its roof. This series of workshops offers a unique opportunity to engage youth in the critical work of developing skills as Unitarian Universalists committed to social justice. The workshops encourage youth to reflect on their own lives while also making connections to the lives lived by others. This both/and approach increases youth’s self-awareness while also developing leadership skills. The stories offer real-life examples of people facing the complexities of living lives of justice it is under this roof that the youth become Justice Makers. Justice does not come into being automatically. Individuals must work together, learn together, listen together, laugh together, and heed the call together.

Objectives:

  • Identify qualities needed to create justice
  • Demonstrate how to engage in social justice work
  • Connect youth's sense of belonging to Unitarian Universalism by learning about the social justice actions of Unitarian Universalists
  • Provide youth with tools they can use in justice work.
  • Explore social justice as individual and collective acts of our spiritual journey

Faith in Action Project:
Each month, Youth Group will be able to pick up whatever items are necessary for that month’s lessons. See pickup times at the beginning of this document. Youth Group will also engage in a long-term Faith in Action project, decided upon by the end of the program year. Faith in Action projects will be chosen by youth, and could include:

  • Scheduling a guest speaker for service
  • Fundraising donations for a certain charity
  • Participate in a letter-writing campaign
  • Create a service project for the fellowship
  • Create a service project involving the K-8 grades
  • Coordinate an intergenerational small group meeting with other members of the congregation
  • Coordinate an interfaith Youth Group meeting (aka meet virtually with a Youth Group from another congregation)
  • Create hygiene kits, collect donations, or do another type of project to help support those suffering from homelessness in our community

 

Schedule 2020-2021

September 16, 2020 The Call for Awareness
September 23, 2020 Social Night
September 30, 2020 Social Night and Soul Matters
October 7, 2020 The Call of Our Unitarian Universalist Heritage
October 14, 2020 Social Night
October 21, 2020 The Call for Understanding
October 28, 2020 Social Night and Soul Matters
November 4, 2020 The Call for Empathy
November 11, 2020 Social Night
November 18, 2020 The Call for Courage
November 25, 2020 No Youth Group
December 2, 2020 Social Night
December 9, 2020 The Call for Cooperation
December 16, 2020 Social Night/Winter Party
December 23, 2020 No Youth Group
December 20, 2020 Social Night and Soul Matters
January 6, 2021 The Call for Abundance
January 13, 2021 Social Night
January 20, 2021 The Call for Peace
January 27, 2021 Social Night and Soul Matters
February 3, 2021 The Call for Imagination
February 10, 2021 Social Night
February 17, 2021 The Call for Joy
February 24, 2021 Social Night and Soul Matters
March 3, 2021 Social Night and Soul Matters
March 10, 2021 The Call for Forgiveness
March 17, 2021 Social Night
March 24, 2021 The Call for Responsiblve Leadership
March 31, 2021 Social Night and Soul Matters
April 7, 2021 Soul Matters/Faith in Action
April 14, 2021 Social Night/Faith in Action
April 21, 2021 Soul Mattes/Faith in Action
April 28, 2021 Socail Night and Soul Matters
May 5, 2021 Social Night and Prepare for Religious Education Sunday
May 12, 2021 Social Night and Prepare for Religious Education Sunday
May 19, 2021 Social Night and Prepare for Religious Education Sunday
May 26, 2021 Last Youth Group of the Year!

 

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