Take a look below to see what some of our supporters are saying...
"Wedding social action and cultivation of the mind is a great strength of our religious tradition, and I have heard many UU high schoolers and recent graduates express longing for a schooling consistent with our progressive theology. The UU Community Schools Campaign is a golden opportunity to innovate school curricula, open uncharted dimensions of our faith, and empower students as leaders in their own education. "
--Nick Allen, Youth Trustee at Large, UUA Board of Trustees
"Can you imagine a time when one of the first things people know about Unitarian Universalism is that we have secondary schools educating young people for a life of spiritually grounded service in the hearts of some of our most troubled communities? The UU Community Schools Campaign can. I am excited by how this project revitalizes our historic commitments to progressive education while adapting them to the needs of our contemporary and hurting world. The UU Community School Campaign, with its deep grounding in UU identity and polity, is uniquely poised to create the sort of inclusive and diverse educational communities that can transform education, society, and our faith itself."
--Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie, UUA Board of Trustees, Minister North UU Congregation, Visiting Professor of UU History, Starr King School for the Ministry.
"The UU Community Schools Campaign is an exciting new expression of our deep UU commitments to progressive education! May this bold vision for UU secondary schools that unite spirituality, justice, ecology, and multi-religious life and learning meet with great success."
--Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, President, Starr King School for the Ministry
"I am intrigued by the idea of an intentional high school education and service community grounded in Unitarian Universalist values. What would it be like to experience spiritually grounded youth empowerment full-time between the ages 14 and 18? How can Unitarian Universalism build educational communities that counter oppression, particularly resurgent racial and economic inequalities in schools? I hope that through initiatives like the UU Community Schools Campaign, we can begin to grapple with these important questions as people of faith who understand the tremendous power of adolescence."
--Meagan Dowdell, UUA Commission on Appraisal.
"We need new models to innovate and show in real time, rather than more reports and philosophizing, what is possible when schools are engaging, relevant, rigorous, service-oriented, and socially just. The UUCSC is asking important questions and has the potential to matter in the national landscape."
—Scott Nine, Executive Director, Institute for Democratic Education in America