Youth Programs Grades 8-12
Youth Programs at UUCDC - Everyone is Welcome!
Grade 8 and 9 - "Coming of Age"
The Coming of Age (COA) program at UUCDC is one of the oldest in the region, and one of the most valued programs at our church! In this program, youth mark a rites of passage in a world that has erased many of these important growth markers. Similar to a confirmation or bar/batmitzvah, Coming of Age is a program specifically meant to explore one's personal faith, values and beliefs, and articulate them. Participants go on retreats, hold fundraising events with the church, and create a worship service in which they read their credos, or faith statements. The program is supplemented by volunteer mentors from the church community. The class typically meets Sunday evenings from 6 - 8:00 pm.
Additional fees and significant family involvement apply for the COA program. Due to the nature of this program, newcomers typically are not able to join in a COA cohort once the church year has started.
Grades 10, 11 and 12 - "Y.U.U.C.K.I."
Our Y.U.U.C.K.I. Senior High Youth Group (or Young Unitarian Universalists Combined for Knowledge and Interest) programming centers on the five components of the YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) youth groups, including social action, leadership, community building, learning, and worship.
All children and youth attending programs at UUCDC must be registered. Registration fee is $25/youth, but will not exceed $50 per family. Scholarships are available. Please let us know any pertinent information about your youth especially food allergies, bee sting allergies, or important medical info when you register. Let us know how you can help support your youth’s religious education!
To learn more about our comprehensive Religious Education program, preschool-adult, please email Chrissy Bushyager, Director of Religious Education or call 610-566-4853, ext 203.