Young People in our Yearly Meeting:
by NYYM Youth Committee & Powell House Youth Directors
We want our young people to have a home in our yearly meeting and a sense of having internalized shared values—around a nonviolent approach to conflict, around decency, around authenticity—regardless of whether they remain Friends as adults. We want our young people to be grounded in Friends’ history, faith and practice, and have a language to describe them. We want them to have experience being guided by the Spirit, both as individuals and in community. We want them to have experience of their own gifts and leadings that they can step into as adults. And we want them to do all of these things in a community that cherishes them and their families at all stages of life.