Purpose & Objectives

To ensure that nurturing sessions with Quaker content are provided for school age children through high school, who attend the annual residential Summer Sessions of New York Yearly Meeting.

Functions & Activities

  1. To establish policy for Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM)
  2. To appoint Junior Yearly Meeting coordinators
  3. To support Junior Yearly Meeting volunteers and coordinators
  4. To develop and manage the Junior Yearly Meeting budget

Organization & Method of Appointment

The committee consists of fourteen members: nine at-large members appointed by the Yearly Meeting upon recommendation of the Nominating Committee, one-third appointed each year for three-year terms; two representatives from Sessions Committee; one representative from Nurture Coordinating Committee; and two youth members. Coordinators are members ex officio and are expected to attend committee meetings. The committee appoints a clerk, an assistant clerk, and a recording clerk each year. A nominating committee is established as well to suggest names to the Yearly Meeting Nominating Committee. A representative to the Nurture Coordinating Committee is named.

Meeting Times & Places

The committee meets as needed and always during NYYM Summer Sessions. Committee members are encouraged to spend additional time as needed on committee business to become acquainted with JYM volunteers and to take on responsibility for support of volunteers and coordinators.


JYM receives an allocation from the Operating Budget. A grant has also been received from the Lindley Murray Fund in some years. The budget is prepared by the clerk or assistant clerk working closely with the coordinators. Funds are used to cover program supplies for JYM, some volunteer housing costs at Silver Bay, coordinators’ expenses, and most of the cost of the volunteer planning weekend in June.