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VanU deeply values our youth. Teens need their own space to explore, to build relationships, and to understand the world we’re in. Youth programs are a place to do all that and more, with your fellow youth as well as supportive adult Youth Advisors. These programs range in age from 13 to 18 (Grade 8 to Grade 12).

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Community, Covenant, and Care

Programs for youth are designed and coordinated by our Lifespan Faith Team with our member volunteers. We invite teens to lead on content and projects. They’re great at it! VanU supports them by providing a space to learn how to care for each other in community. 

Kiersten Moore - she/her/they
Director of Lifespan Faith Development
Olivia Hall - they/them
Children and Youth Program Coordinator

The three Cs: our most important tools in creating safe and exciting spaces for youth. Building communities of peers and adults, living our covenants of how we want to treat each other, and caring for us and our world.

Don’t know what covenant means? Here it is in 15 seconds or less: Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal religion, which means that we hold our promises to each other – about how we act, how we speak, and how we treat each other – as our most holy and sacred gift. More questions? Talk to Olivia, Kiersten, or Rev. Shawn!


What's on for youth

Mar, 2024

Our Whole Lives (OWL) for ages 13-14

Vancouver March 3, 2024 12:00
Sexuality Education for teens entering grades 8 or 9 this year (turning 13 or 14 in 2023). Parent Orientation required (September 28 or 29) Contact Kiersten Moore for late registration…
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Mar, 2024
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Youth Group

Vancouver March 3, 2024 13:30
A space for youth to hang out, connect, be themselves–figure out themselves, organize, and be together. Learn more here.
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What's next at VanU