High School Youth Group (FUUY)


Follen Unitarian Universalist Youth (FUUY) is for high school students in Grades 9-12. FUUY meets most Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 during the church year at Follen. The meetings offer opportunities for deeper connection with one another and time for relieving stress and having fun. FUUY meetings are often youth-led and activities are planned by the Youth Advisory Council made up of teens, Follen members serving as advisors, and our Children & Youth Program Coordinator, Ashley Mulcaire. (fuuy@follen.org).

Activities

  • Annual Youth Worship Service
  • Coffeehouse for fund raising for youth service learning trip and other events
  • Holiday Yule Ball
  • October Youth Retreat
  • Social Justice service and learning (e.g., CityReach or local food pantries)
  • Bike Rides and other outdoor activities
  • Meetings with social change organizations (e.g., Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) or with other youth groups
  • Bridging Ceremony to recognize and honor graduating seniors

Service Learning Trip

In April 2023, Follen re-instated our tradition of offering a meaningful Social Justice-oriented trip for FUUY members, sending a group of youth and adult advisors to Philadelphia to work with the World Strides organization. For 2024, we are determined to work a little closer home, and are currently exploring options for our young people to learn about housing insecurity and support for families needing transitional housing in Maine.   A trip of this sort typically involves fund raising activities and pre-departure education to enhance the learning experience. Please contact Follen’s Children & Youth Program Coordinator, Ashley Mulcaire (ashley.mulcaire@follen.org)for more information.

Follen events and activities are open to all regardless of ability to pay; all participating youth must be registered in Follen’s religious education program on an annual basis. Financial aid is available