Help Support our Bridging Youth!

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Hello and Bright Blessings! As you may remember, we had one bridging youth this spring. Our own Skyler Myers graduated from SAIL High School in May and is now serving as one of our nursery workers at UUCT. In addition to working with our youngest friends at UUCT, Skyler is working as an artist creating beautiful and powerful pieces that reflect his talent and experience.
In the past, we’ve asked our bridging seniors to share a wish list of items that will support their next adventure – sometimes that includes dorm supplies, textbooks, school supplies, work clothes, etc. Skyler has shared a list of items that will support his next adventure in creating his art, which is linked below. If you are able, please consider supporting Skyler by purchasing an item from his wish list.

This is just one of the many ways we can support our youth and young adults. If you’d like to get more involved, please don’t hesitate to contact me at
Thank you!

Photo of four youth and three adults wearing masks and posing in the UUCT sanctuary at this year’s bridging ceremony

About the author

Helen Cassara, Director of Religious Exploration
Helen Cassara, Director of Religious Exploration
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Helen (they/them/theirs) comes to us from Knoxville, Tennessee, where they worked with children of all ages and abilities in clinical and recreational settings. They studied social work at East Tennessee State University and is currently a Master of Divinity student at Starr King School for the Ministry. They are particularly interested in community ministry and the places where social work and ministry intersect. At UUCT, they manage the children and youth programs, focusing on faith formation through fellowship and fun and encouraging young people to engage with social justice as a way to live their UU values.

Helen’s hobbies include keeping up with their wildly adventurous child, trying to make the world a better place, and writing. Their portfolio includes several pieces that have been featured by the UUA.