When a young woman reaches age 12, the second counselor in the Young Women presidency and the Beehive class adviser arrange to meet with her and her parents to explain the Young Women program. A member of the Beehive class presidency may also attend. The leaders give the young woman the following items:
- Young Women Personal Progress Book (item 36035)
- Personal Progress Journal (item 08590)
- Young Women Theme Card (item 35224)
- For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet (item 36550)
- For the Strength of Youth Card (item 36551)
- Young Women Logo Pendant (item 08601)
- Optional: True to the Faith: A Gospel Reference (item 37054). Also available for individual purchase (item 36863).
Leaders can also ensure that each young woman has access to a set of scriptures for her personal study and Sunday classes.