Youth Education

Welcome to the Youth and Family Ministry


 Anna Stracey, YFM Director 

Anna Stracey has been a member of the Unity Church since age 7. She received her B.A. in Religious Studies from New York University and a M.A. in Sustainable Development from the University of South Florida. She is also a certified Montessori teacher with several years of classroom experience.
Guided by the Unity principles, she is dedicated to working in human services and education. She recently helped to re-open a school for the high-poverty town of Amatepec, El Salvador and continues to support economic development projects in the community. 
Currently she works as a Parent Educator and Social Worker at Alpha House of Tampa, a homeless shelter for pregnant women.
She has a 6 year old chicken-loving daughter named Naomi.



Dear Parents,

Thank you for choosing Unity of Tampa as your family's spiritual home. Our intention is to provide you with an environment that supports and nourishes you on your spiritual journey. We look forward to the opportunity to work with your family as you become part of our spiritual community.


Who we are:

As a spiritual youth community, we provide a safe place of love and acceptance where our children and teens experience the recognition of their oneness of God.

Our purpose is to create programs and experiences that invite the Divine potential in each individual to grow and expand. Using the tools of affirmative prayer, Living Curriculum, meditation and service, we practice Unity Truth principles as a way of life.

What We Believe:

Unity's 5 Basic Principles:
1. God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
2. I am naturally good because God's Divinity is in me and in everyone.
3. I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.

4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
5. I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference!

A Living Curriculum 5 point checklist:

1. Identify: Each lesson begins with an issue or theme that will be explored.

2. The Vehicle: Either a Bible story, sacred literature, movie clip, life event or song are used to introduce the issue or theme.  This creates a common experience that everyone can connect to.

3. The Discussion: This is the heart of each lesson. The questions used invite the students to see how the issue is happening to the characters in the story, how it is happening in their lives and the world around them and helps

 them come to their own conclusions as to how to experience life from a deeper, more connected place.

4. The Creative Experience: The creative experiences are open ended activities that invite the students to play in what they have heard and shared and to explore how it is relevant to their lives.

5. The Sharing: Each lesson ends with an opportunity for the students to share what they have experienced.  They are also encouraged to take the new discoveries home with them and use them in their daily lives.


Tampa Youth of Unity Statments

Mission Statement

To embrace the spiritual connection we have with God and the Universe through the realization we are truly one

Vision Statement:
Tampa Youth of Unity follows the Unity Principles with truth, love and understanding. We create a welcoming, accepting and fun-loving atmosphere. We
 for spiritual growth through youth leadership and service.We hold the highest Truth about each other and see individual success as the success of all.