Children and Youth Religious Exploration
The UUCRT partners with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland County (UUCR) the UU United Nations Office, the UUA, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and Habitat for Humanity in order to provide children and youth the widest range of religious exploration opportunities.
Our lay commissioned minister, Terri Pahucki, is the Director of Religious Education at UUCR and offers many programs to children and youth that are available to the UUCRT, including Our Whole Lives.
The Equal Exchange Store and Coffee Shop at the UUCRT is managed entirely by children and youth. It is open Sundays 10-1 and on the second Saturday evening from 7-9, during the Coffee House. Volunteers gain valuable experience in public speaking, management, fundraising and sales, and advertising. See the minister for more information on how to get involved.
The UU UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar is an opportunity for youth ages 14 and up to learn about the UN and engage in the critical international issues of the day. The UNO Youth Envoy program is an opportunity for Youth to gain leadership and community service experience.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee offers Youth Service Journeys through the College of Social Justice.
Youth who are 14 and up and interested in attending the Spring Seminar, serving as the UUCRT Youth Envoy, serving as the UUCRT Youth Delegate to General Assembly, and/or joining a Youth Service Journey should contact the minister. Financial Aid is available.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh provides youth ages 16 and up with valuable community service opportunities on construction sites and in their ReStore. See UUCRT members Jay Beaumont and Terri Hughes for more information.