Goals: Creating interfaith communication, connection, and partnership.
Creating loving, courageous, and mindful leaders.
Creating healthy identities and relationships.
Grades 5 – 6 – 7 – Crossing Paths
Location: Diversity Room (3rd floor)
This group of “tweens” continue to develop their spirituality and individual leadership through exploring UU ritual practices and social justice issues, playing community building games, and more.
Eighth Grade: Coming of Age
Location: Haynes Room (1st floor)
The Coming of Age program helps students who are transitioning to senior high school and the next stage of their spiritual journeys to clarify their faith development on their way to becoming lifelong Unitarian Universalists. They explore religious heritage and personal beliefs through group and individual experiences.
Themes of relationships, spiritual exploration, UU heritage and identity, and social responsibility are developed through Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive sexuality curriculum, and social justice efforts. Adult mentors from the congregation provide support and friendship connections.
The group travels to Boston in the spring to visit the UUA headquarters. They share their faith statements and affirm their beliefs at a recognition ceremony in the spring. Detailed information is sent to families in August; a parent orientation is scheduled for early fall.