The Youth Adult Committee (YAC) carries out the mission of the high school Youth Program. The YAC includes trained and dedicated adult advisors, youth and the UUCF youth ministry coordinator. The YAC partners with the youth ministry coordinator to plan the 9:15 and 11:15 Sunday high school classes. This ensures the youth choose topics of interest to youth and gain leadership skills as they plan ways to engage their peers in activities and discussions that explore UU principles.
The YAC is also responsible for leading and organizing various social activities. In recent years, these activities have included a Halloween corn maze, movie marathon over spring break, sleepovers at UUCF and a New Year’s overnight party. Social activities are crucial to building friendships and a caring community. These friendships and the safe community they create carry over to increased youth interest in participating in social justice, leadership and spiritual reflection within the group.
The YAC also supports social justice projects at UUCF, including supporting the Hypothermia Shelter for the homeless and advocacy work through protests, marches and vigils in the community. Youth engage in this important work alongside adults. They learn how to live their faith by participating in meaningful activities that promote love and justice.