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Welcome each new young woman as she turns 12, and provide her with Young Women materials.
Standards found in For the Strength of Youth provide sure direction to strengthen and guide young women. Exemplify and teach these standards in all aspects of the Young Women organization.
Gather with the young women each Sunday in opening exercises and classes to increase understanding of gospel doctrines and principles, feel the Spirit, and strengthen and share testimonies.
Personal Progress strengthens young women’s testimonies of Jesus Christ, prepares them for future roles, and helps them to make and keep sacred covenants. Help them work with parents and leaders to set and accomplish goals based on the eight Young Women values. (See Handbook 2, 10.7.)
Gather the young women together in activities and give them opportunities to serve others, develop leadership skills, and develop spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually. (See Handbook 2, 10.8.) Learn more about safety recommendations.
When possible, hold Young Women camp annually to give young women a unique experience in which they can strengthen testimonies, feel the Spirit, make friendships, serve, and develop leadership and other skills. (See Handbook 2, 10.8.6.)
Focus on helping each young woman learn and practice leadership skills and qualities as she participates in the Young Women program. (See Handbook 2, 10.9.)
Resources are available to assist leaders with helping young women with disabilities participate in the many aspects of the Young Women program.
Young Women Theme
- Handbook 2, 10.1.2
Young Women Motto and Logo
- Handbook 2, 10.1.3
Young Women Values
- Handbook 2, 10.1.4
Young Women Classes
- Handbook 2, 10.1.5
Roles of Parents and Church Leaders
Adapting to Local Needs
Young Women Leadership Callings
- Ward Young Women Leadership: Handbook 2, 10.3 and 10.4
- Young Women Class Presidencies: Handbook 2, 10.3.5 and 10.3.6
- Stake Young Women Leadership: Handbook 2, 10.10
- Ward Meetings: Handbook 2, 10.4, 18.2.1, and 18.2.9
- Stake Meetings: Handbook 2, 10.4.6, 18.3.9, and 18.3.11
Additional Guidelines and Policies
- Handbook 2, 10.12