Youth Group – YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists
YRUU spans from 6th-12th grades divided by junior or senior high school age groups. Our Youth meet together on Sunday mornings, attend worship services, take part in social justice activities and service trips, and enjoy fellowship and fun.
Each year our Youth Group and its programming dynamically changes to fit the individual needs of our participating Youth. Some highlights from the past have been our social justice work with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s “Drumbeat for Darfur” project that led us to be sponsored by the UUSC as Southern Region representatives to the “Tents for Hope” project in Washington DC; participating in a summer of service where we collectively committed to donating 250 hours to our Clear Lake Community during weekly service projects (Interfaith Caring Ministries, Clear Creek Clean Up, Meals on Wheels, and Community Garden work; participating in interfaith dinners through the Boniuk Center for Religious Diversity; creating positive body image campaigns; and attending trainings to implement gay-straight alliances in our local high schools.
Bay Area youth also participate in the Houston Area Cluster youth activities and attend Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference weekend rallies, leadership trainings, and Senior Camp at U-Bar-U near Kerrville, TX.
Our Youth Group is currently focusing on providing engaging Sunday religious education revolving around TED Talks, and working with the other Houston youth to plan the January rally which we are hosting.