Overview for Young Women
“Overview for Young Women,” Young Women Personal Progress: Standing As a Witness of God, 7–8
Personal Progress will help you learn and apply the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ in your life, prepare you to make sacred temple covenants, and strengthen families.
The Personal Progress program uses the seven Young Women values to help you understand more fully who you are, why you are here on earth, and what you should be doing as a daughter of God to prepare for the day you go to the temple to make sacred covenants. It will help you prepare for your future roles as a faithful woman, wife, mother, and leader in God’s kingdom. The program teaches you to make commitments, carry them out, and report your progress to a parent or leader. These are patterns you will use throughout your life to learn and improve as a woman.
You may begin Personal Progress after you advance from Primary or at the time of your baptism if you are between the ages of 12 and 18. To complete the Personal Progress program, you will want to:
• Live the standards in For the Strength of Youth. Your bishop or branch president verifies this in an interview.
• Complete six Value Experiences and one Value Project for each of the seven values.
• Keep a personal journal.
• Record your testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ.
After finishing these requirements, you will be eligible to receive the Young Womanhood Recognition following a worthiness interview with your bishop or branch president.
Invite your parents to assist you in planning and completing the Personal Progress program. Sharing these experiences can strengthen your relationship with them. You may modify experiences and projects according to your personal circumstances, interests, and needs and with the prior approval of parents or Young Women leaders. Personal Progress can be part of the good things you are doing at home, church, school, seminary, and in the community.
If you complete the requirements before you enter Relief Society, you may continue to progress by completing additional Value Experiences and Projects, compiling your personal history, reading the Book of Mormon, and assisting other young women.^ Back to top