The High School Youth Group meets Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM in the Meeting House lower-level. Our meetings are a blend of discussion and socializing, planning and brain-storming, and applying our Unitarian Universalist values to learning about a chosen theme (i.e. environmental justice) that will inform the scope of our culminating learning journey.
Last year’s environmental learning journey to Alaska was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It will be challenging to match that awe-inspiring experience. We were featured in Dan Woog’s local blog.
This year’s invigorated and energized High School Youth Group is preparing for another learning journey! During spring break (April 7-16, 2023), the Youth Group will travel to northeastern TN to participate in the Tri-Cities Repair Program of the Appalachian Service Project. Based in Washington County, the Tri-Cities Repair Program serves families in Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, and Unicoi Counties. https://asphome.org/year-round/#learn-more
We will make one important change this year regarding our fundraising efforts. A percentage of whatever money we raise to help finance our learning journey will be earmarked for the church itself.
Cons (Youth Conventions)
During the course of the year, we look for opportunities to connect with other Unitarian Universalists young people at youth conventions, affectionately called “cons.” Last year, we went on a short camping trip with youth from four other Connecticut congregations. Stay tuned for updates on “cons.”