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).
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/theyDirector of Lifespan Faith Development
Olivia Hall - they/themChildren 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!