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Youth Programs Committee

The Youth Programs Committee oversees the Junior Young Friends (middle school) program and the Young Friends (high school) program, which provide opportunities for young people to come together and create a loving Quaker community. Our children find a safe place where they feel accepted and able to be themselves, a community where they can learn, make mistakes and grow. They have fun! They experience the deep centering of Friends worship and challenges and joys of Quaker decision-making. Within their loving community, and through workshops and community service, our children develop a strong sense of what the world can be. With the support and guidance from adults in the community, Young Friends are responsible overseeing all aspects of the Young Friends conferences. See their Handbook for how they do it. The BYM Youth Programs are creating Quaker leaders.

Click to see the complete description of the Committee as it appears in the current Manual of Procedure.

In October of 2009, the Yearly Meeting approved adoption of a Youth Safety Policy which is used by the Youth Programs Committee for the operation of their events.

Listed below are the current members of the committee.

Andrew "Drew" Sommers
Adelphi Friends Meeting
Rebecca "Becka" Haines Rosenberg, Co-Clerk
Alexandria Friends Meeting
Maggie Willow
Adelphi Friends Meeting
Hannah Brown
Homewood Friends Meeting
Katherine "Kat" Darnell
Frederick Friends Meeting
Meghan Donohue
Adelphi Friends Meeting
Susan Gonder
Adelphi Friends Meeting
Thomas "Tom" Horne
Takoma Park Preparative Meeting
James Key
Adelphi Friends Meeting
Peter Lauten
Goose Creek Friends Meeting
Mark Roush
Sandy Spring Friends Meeting
Julie Odland
Frederick Friends Meeting
Jesse Greer
Jennie O’Neill
Carol Seddon
Stony Run Friends Meeting
Lexi "Sunshine" Klein, Youth Programs Manager
Shiloh Quaker Camp
Nathaniel Lehman, Young Friends Representative
Opequon Quaker Camp
Rebecca Megginson, Young Friends Representative
Opequon Quaker Camp
MJ Moran, Young Friends Representative
Shepherdstown Friends Meeting

Youth Programs Committee Annual Reports

Youth Programs Interchange Reports

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