Coming of Age (9-12th grade)
The Coming of Age (COA) program is done throughout the UU denomination with 14 – 17 year-olds as a way to acknowledge the transition from child to adult. COA is currently being conducted every other year and will be offered again throughout the winter/spring 2019-2020.
The goals of COA programs are:
To encourage youth to explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist;
To help youth move into the adult role of identifying and acting on personal beliefs and values;
To recognize and publicly honor the movement of a youth from childhood to adolescence within the Unitarian Universalist tradition.
Through mentoring and classes, the COA program:
Encourages youth to discuss, reflect on, and clarify their personal religious beliefs as part of lifespan faith development;
Provides opportunities for independent thinking, assuming responsibility, decision-making and exploration of values;
Encourages youth to put faith into action in their own lives and community.
Components of COA usually include youth being paired with a mentor to work on above stated goals, planning and implementing a service project, and presenting a credo (statement of faith) as part of a Coming of Age ceremony. The program can include a trip to a site of UU heritage, such as Boston to visit the UUA and other historical UU places.
COA 2019-20 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Please check out our FUUFHC CALENDAR OF EVENTS for the most updated schedule information on COA programming.
We use the REMIND system to send one-way text and email communications to our COA participants. This helps our DRE and advisors stay in touch with families in a safe and convenient way.
Students & guardians need to OPT IN to this system each year in order to receive notices.
This highly recommended system provides the most current event & program info to participants!