Trees Class

This is our oldest KidSpace class, generally aged 13 and up. These students are brought upstairs to participate in the main ritual when age-appropriate, but during their normal classes they learn (among many other things):

  • the history of the UUA;
  • the history of Gaia Community;
  • an organizational understanding of Gaia Community (including board administration, operational processes and how we use consensus);
  • how to assist in mentoring the younger children in a positive way;
  • a thorough understanding of world religions and traditions;
  • a thorough understanding of the Seven Principles of the UUA;
  • a thorough understanding of the Cornerstones.

  • Before they may graduate from the KidSpace Universe, they must demonstrate:

  • attendance and age-appropriate participation in at least one non-intergenerational Sunday ritual every calendar year;
  • attendance and participation in at least one Ritual for Business;
  • the development and implementation of a full Sunday ritual in conjunction with a Ritual Team (with minimal instruction/oversight);
  • the ability to express their theology, spirituality, or belief system;
  • successful completion of a Rite of Passage.