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Annual Session 2019
Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM)

All JYM children attend for FREE this year!

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) Staff welcomes families to a vibrant community of adults and children. At Annual Session, your child can meet and get to know children from other Meetings, have fun and learn Quaker values and history. We provide programming for children from infancy through rising 8th grade. The JYM program is divided into the nursery, elementary and Junior Young Friends (JYF) groups. The Nursery provides child care during morning, afternoon and evening sessions in a space filled with loving, creative adults, who are always ready to play, read books and run! In the morning The Elementary group further divides into classes, by grades. During this time, teachers lead activities and fun focused on the YM theme, then during the afternoon and evening sessions the elementary children participate in less structured fun activities and games both inside and outdoors. The rising 6th through 8th graders (JYFs) meet in their own community to learn experientially about Quaker process and participate in a wide variety of activities. Together they write an epistle to share with other JYFs around the world. Rising 9th graders may choose to stay with JYFs or join the Young Friends.

For safety reasons, children attending Annual Session are expected to either participate in JYM programs or be under the direct supervision of a parent or other designated adult during JYM program times. A co-op aftercare will be offered after the JYM afternoon program on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4 pm (when workshops end) until 5 pm (when dinner begins). Parents who want their children to participate must sign up at the Afternoon Program to work one shift. Please attend the interest group on Wednesday afternoon to organize and sign up.

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