Give your children the gift of Unity Teachings!
The Youth Program at Unity of New York is led by Director Tony Bennett III
Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, said “our mission is not to entertain the children, but to call them out. To be always entertained is to be dwarfed and dependent. To be ‘called out’ is to follow the harmonious law of the soul’s unfoldment.”
In our children’s spiritual education classes, we adhere to Myrtle’s philosophy by using Unity’s Living Curriculum with our youth, empowering them to use their spiritual wisdom to fulfill their soul’s purpose and arrive at their own conclusions. We introduce the 5 Unity Principles and use modalities of storytelling, discussion, affirmation, prayer and meditation. Every week the lesson’s intentions are reinforced with the inclusion of creative experiences that draw on the children’s multiple areas of intelligence, which may include art, crafts, movement and song.
Teens also use the Living Curriculum as a spiritual support to assist them in successful living. Issue-based lessons meet teens where they are in grappling with real-life problems and experiences. The goal is to guide the teens to trust in their own inner guidance and to introduce them to tools that they can use along life’s way. Teens are encouraged to attend regional retreats and rallys for spiritual enrichments as well as to benefit from leadership training.
Monthly themes focus the lessons for each group. Unity kids are also involved in volunteer outreach activities throughout the year.