Our program for high school-age youth provides opportunities for teens to connect, learn and grow as spiritual and human beings. Through Sunday-morning sessions and regional retreats and rallies, teens have an opportunity to express the spiritually abundant life as taught and demonstrated by Jesus, the Christ.
- To introduce teens to Unity principles.
- To help teens understand and practice these principles in everyday life.
- To involve teens in prayer and meditation experiences.
- To promote the ideal of individuals working together and enjoying fellowship, worship, study and service.
Some functions of the Y.O.U. chapter are to:
- Provide a weekly opportunity to explore a concept in Truth.
- Provide an environment of security and safety for the sharing and exploration of feelings.
- Create an atmosphere of total acceptance to help young people establish their own identity, self-worth and confidence, and a feeling of “belonging.”
- Help young people explore and seek a set of values for themselves.
- Help students define their own purposes for living and develop a method of finding answers to life’s complexities.
- Help students develop a sense of interdependence through working together in a supportive, non-critical environment.
- Introduce new ways of communicating with self and others based on the principles of affirmation, denials and beholding the Christ in all people and situations.
- Expose the YOUers to their own personal power through creative self-expression and service activities.
More information about Y.O.U. is available here: www.unitysouthcentral.org/youthofunity.