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The Youth Group is for young people in grades 6-12 who practice UU values of inclusivity and social justice. Our goal is to bind an enduring community together, and strengthen connections between young people.

Meeting Times & Locations
The youth group has a planning meeting on the first Sunday of each month at 10:00 before the Sunday service. The group coordinates one social event each month.

What Does the Youth Group Do?
We strive for a healthy mix of social events, structured learning, unstructured time, and social justice projects. Group members are empowered to plan and coordinate events alongside the Youth Director.

Examples of semi-regular annual events include:

  • Youth Conferences at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center
  • High schoolers’ All Night Out
  • Poverty Lockout
  • Messy Game Night
  • Fundraisers & service projects
  • Holiday parties

Youth Group FAQs

Meet the Youth Director
Stephen Shelato (like “gelato”) is responsible for coordinating the youth group. By day he is a cooperative developer working to popularize economic democracy in the Upstate. In past work lives he was a Staff Development Specialist at the Greenville Library and an Economic Mobility Coach at United Ministries. He has a bachelors in Human Services, an associates in Computer Programming, and is halfway through a masters in Social Work.