High School Youth


Across the Divide

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Ages 13+
10:45-11:45 AM (Families begin together in the service) June 2 - August 18, 2019 Room E2 (next to the library)

How do you talk to someone whose opinions are markedly different from yours?  Teens will spend the summer learning to interact with those with opposing viewpoints on religious, moral and political topics, and practice listening deeply, employing empathy and expressing opinions in a non-combative manner. Some mornings will also include projects and activities chosen by the teens.


Coming Of Age (COA)

Grades 9 & 10 (older teens are welcome with permission)
10:45-noon (Families begin together in the service) August 25, 2019 - May 24, 2020 Portable Building

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Now enrolling for 2019-2020! Click here for information about next year’s group: COA 2020 FAQ

COA is a yearlong exploration of beliefs, values and religious identity, much like the Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation year in other faith traditions. The three main areas of study include:

  • Unitarian Universalist history and traditions, and the Six Sources and Seven Principles

  • Great religious questions, such as “Is there a God?” or “Why are we here?”

  • How to live as a part of a church community

At the end of the course, each youth crafts a statement of personal belief and action called a Credo. The class plans and presents a worship service in late spring and presents their Credos to the congregation. The year culminates in a heritage trip to the Boston area in early summer to visit sites important to Unitarian Universalism including Walden Pond and Harvard University. They’ll have some fun, too, exploring Boston, riding the T (subway) and seeing a performance of the Blue Man Group.


YRUU

Grades 9-12
10:45-noon (Families begin together in the service)
Late August - May in Room S7 (Khaki and pink classroom)

Our high school class welcomes teens throughout the school year. It emphasizes spiritual deepening, social action, worship, leadership and community building. Working alongside their youth advisors, teens play an integral part in planning their own programming.


High School Youth Group

Grades 9-12 (Times and location vary month to month)

Our teens have monthly social events September-May outside the church for fun and fellowship. The group also participates in charitable activities/social action. Spring events culminate in marching in the Dallas Pride Parade June 2. A summer pool party is in the works - check back for details.


New Orleans Service Trip Ages 14-18*

July 1-7, 2019 priority REGISTRATION deadline June 1

Join Horizon for a service-learning trip to New Orleans and the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal. The teens will learn about New Orleans and justice issues, and spend time in the community helping others.  We'll have lots of fun, too, enjoying the local color and cuisine and visit many sites in and around New Orleans!

For a detailed FAQ, click here: New Orleans Service-Learning Trip 2019 

To view information from the April 28 meeting/planning session, click here: April 28 NOLA trip meeting

* for teens who will be 14-18 years old at time of trip. Those who have just completed high school are also welcome!