YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry’s (UUUM) Community Leadership Corps is an out-of-school community engagement and youth development program that introduces and supports the development of leadership, communication, and project management skills in high school-aged young people.

 

Using a positive youth development approach, trained staff support young people through an academic year-long curriculum shaped by the history of Roxbury. Including multimedia projects, interactive workshops and guest speakers from Roxbury community leaders.

 

  • Earn a bi-weekly stipend, of up to $2000 total by the end of programming

  • Develop new leadership, production, and communication skills

  • Use their experience as a resumé builder 

  • Practice “21st century” skills like critical thinking and problem solving

  • Engage in a safe and inclusive environment

  • Learn to strengthen their voices and develop advocacy skills

  • Gain practical knowledge of Roxbury

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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP CORPS

RYP Afterschool provides a safe, enriching environment for young people during out-of-school hours. Our highest priority is promoting academic success, and we make use of more than 50 dedicated volunteers to provide a wide spectrum of academic support to students.

 

RYP Afterschool provides:

  • Daily homework assistance and tutoring

  • SAT and MCAS preparation

  • College application support and campus visits

  • College/career practice Interviews (long, short, phone and dinner)

  • Career panels

  • Enrichment activities

  • Field trips

  • Opportunities for civic engagement

  • Hot meals and transportation home

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ROXBURY YOUTH PROGRAMS

AFTERSCHOOL

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Question about any of our programs for youth?
Email Peter Tam, Director of Programs, at ptam@uuum.org.

SEEING ME IN THE WORLD

Often, young Unitarian Universalists tour famous UU landmarks in Boston, or even grow up UU in Boston, without ever setting foot in a neighborhood of color. Participants who engage in this curriculum will learn a deeper and broader story about our UU faith in the context of a majority-minority neighborhood. They will explore and deepen their faith from this perspective and engage with critical issues of our time: the history of racism in America, in Roxbury, and in Unitarian Universalism, and the current issues facing our changing neighborhood now at risk of gentrification.

During this session, young UUs will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour Roxbury and learn the rich history of our neighborhood and our campus which is home to the First Church in Roxbury, the oldest-standing clapboard church in Boston.

  • Reflect on issues of race and class, history and neighborhood in the context of current events and our everyday lives.

  • Participate in a service learning project.

  • Engage in social justice in a new and creative way.

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While Seeing Me in the World workshops are temporarily suspended due to the pandemic, we are still happy to answer questions or talk about scheduling a future visit. Please email us at engagement@uuum.org.