Participating in the Coming of Age (COA) program is a rewarding and transforming experience for both the students and adults who are part of this year long Unitarian Universalist intensive rite of passage. The program celebrates participating 9th graders' transition from childhood to youth. COA student experiences include articulating one's UU identity, participating in group discussions, developing a relationship with an adult UUCDC mentor, planning and carrying out fundraisers, completing a service project, and going on overnight retreats, as well as a Boston Heritage Trip. Classes and workshops are held Sunday evenings 6-8 pm. In addition, some Saturday and weekend-long commitments are part of the program, and are important to honor, but dates are given well in advance. A team of 5 COA Leaders share responsibilities and leadership commitments for these activities and events.
This opportunity will enable you to:
• Make a difference in the lives of the youth and their families who participate in the program.
• Enjoy camping and outdoor activities in the company of adults and youth.
• Enhance your individual and group facilitation skills
• Develop leadership and team building skills, as well as facilitating youth to develop their own leadership skills
Communication, listening, mentoring and organizational skills
Training, assistance, and safety requirements:
• Training is provided by the Director of Religious Education (DRE) and COA Leader Alumni.
• Support is provided by the DRE and Religious Education Council.
• Leaders need to monitor the safety of youth participants, especially when off-site and be willing to provide appropriate follow-up as needed.
• It is important that all adults are mindful of issues re. confidentiality.
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