Safe Sitter Training
Aug 4 | 12:00-5:30pm | UUCT
Do you know a youth entering grade 6 or older who would benefit from learning how to SAFELY be home alone or while watching younger children? If so, consider registering them for the Safe Sitter® training.
This program is designed to prepare youth to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students learn:
- Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
- Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
- First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students' favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
- Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.
Date: Sunday August 4, 2019
Time: 12:00-5:30pm **Pizza lunch included!
Fee: $75, and scholarships are available.
Tucson UU Younger Adults (TUUYA) Meet Ups
Do you identify as a young adult (generations X, Y, or Z)? Would you like to meet up with other UU young adults? TUUYA
regularly hosts events and meet ups.
Summer in RE: Choose Your Own Adventure!
Remember those old books where you got to select the next thing that your character did? Or for our hip, tuned-in friends, first person video games let you control your character's every move. Now, you have that same control of your worship experience!
This summer, we are "working the bugs out" of the Choose Your Own Adventure Model and will roll out a full program in Fall 2019. In short, on Sunday when you arrive at church, children, youth, and adults will have the option to sign up for one of three experiences:
- Youth Focus (Emerson; 12 – 19 years old, sorry adults, only advisors are allowed): designed for older youth who are ready to really dig deep into the themes and ideas. Discussion, service, leadership, art, and a good amount of laughter await our oldest youth.
- Art & Spirit (Blackwell; all ages): in this space we'll tell another story that explores our theme for the day, offering additional avenues for deepening understanding. Following the story, we will wonder about the lessons we learn from our stories and engage in self-directed art-making in response to the themes, lessons, or feelings that emerge.
- Movement & Games (Awareness; all ages): Ready to move your body? This is the place! We will live Unitarian Universalist values through games, movement, dance, and other forms of physical self-expression. Each week the activities will be different, but we'll work on understanding what we can learn about our spirits from moving our bodies.
Of course, the 4th option is Worship. Remaining in the sanctuary for the Worship Service is an option for all children and youth. Staying in Worship with their family is a good option topic really speaks to them or they need a quiet space away from other young people.
Summer Activity Leader
The best part of the Choose Your Own Adventure format is that ANYONE (yes, you!) can step into the classroom for a short time commitment (or a longer one if you're so moved).
Jamili will be preparing all the curriculum and supplies, and inexperienced teachers will be paired with experienced folks! You'll have the day's activities in advance so you can be prepared, but there won't be any search for materials or books! Woohoo!