Moving On from Primary

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When it’s time to move on to Young Men or Young Women, here are some of the experiences you have to look forward to!

What’s Young Men All About?

The Aaronic Priesthood—Serving Others for the Savior

Passing the sacrament

Collecting fast offerings

Strengthening your family

Duty to God

Learning and doing new things

Sharing with others

Developing a closer relationship with Heavenly Father

For the Strength of Youth

Standards to make you strong


Serving with your quorum

Mutual fun!

Going to the Temple

Being baptized for those who have died

Preparing to make covenants

Feeling the Holy Ghost

Preparing Yourself

For a mission

For marriage and fatherhood

Dear Primary young men,

When you turn 12, you will be old enough to receive the Aaronic Priesthood. This is very important. When God gives you His priesthood, He will be telling you He trusts you. It will be your sacred duty to serve others as the Savior would.

Now is the time to start preparing. Watch and listen to the priesthood holders around you as they bless and pass the sacrament, baptize, give blessings, serve missions, and lead families. Always do your best to live the gospel standards. Then you will be prepared for that great day when you will receive the Aaronic Priesthood.


David L. Beck

Young Men general president

David L. Beck

What’s Young Women All About?

New Friends

Learning and having fun together

Supporting one another

Increasing Your Faith in Jesus Christ

Standing for truth and righteousness

Sharing your testimony

Personal Progress

Learning new things

Setting goals and growing in virtue

For the Strength of Youth

Standards to make you strong

Going to the Temple

Being baptized for those who have died

Feeling the Holy Ghost

Preparing to make covenants


Serving together

Mutual fun!

Preparing Yourself as a Daughter of God

To be a leader and a good example

To become a faithful wife and mother

Dear Primary young women,

We are so excited for the day when you will join Young Women! You are a precious daughter of Heavenly Father. In Young Women you will learn to stand as His witness at all times and in all things and in all places. You will receive a necklace to remind you to stand for truth and righteousness and let the Savior’s light shine to all the world. Your Personal Progress book will help you study the scriptures, set personal goals, and progress on the path to the temple. All these things will help you prepare to be a wife and mother and a great leader in the world.


Elaine S. Dalton

Young Women general president

Elaine S. Dalton

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