Young Friends of Baltimore Yearly Meeting
In the wake of a Covid-19, the Youth Programs of Baltimore Yearly Meeting is having to switch gears and find creative alternatives to our tradition in-person gatherings. The social distancing needed to maintain a safe and healthy environment at our conferences in the wake of corona virus is nearly impossible to achieve in a community that thrives on platonic intimacy. Our conferences have been an invaluable part of the personal and spiritual growth of so many of our young people and we want to make sure that we are still able to provide them with some sort of love and support in these trying times.
We will have a VIRTUAL GRAD CON on MAY 23rd at 4:00 pm. Please register online to receive the access information and schedule. Online Registration Form
Please click HERE to be redirected to the Young Friends' website to find more information about the program (schedules and packing lists).
What is Young Friends?
Young Friends is a community sponsored by Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, consisting of high school age attender who wish to enjoy the fellowship of our Quaker community. The Young Friends program seeks to build a community, which nurtures the personal and spiritual growth of all youth and adult participants. Young Friends provides opportunities to take an active part in the affairs and concerns of the Religious Society of Friends. Young Friends promote individuality as well as the unity of being in community. Decisions are made according to Quaker process, seeking unity among those gathered. With the exception of certain legal and bureaucratic matters, youth are responsible for all aspects of the Young Friends community.. The basis of our community and our system of governance is predicated upon acceptance. Our Quaker community expands beyond the borders of our Meetings. High school age youth who are not affiliated with a monthly meeting are welcomed to attend all Young Friends’ conferences. All new attendees of conferences will be thoroughly welcomed into the community with plethoric gusto.
So How Do I Join?
Young Friends can click here or on the link to the left to register for upcoming conferences. Each conference is $60.00. Those that register early (2 weeks before the con) receive a $10 discount. You will need to download and complete the Medical Information form, if you don't have one on file for this year. Young Friends cannot stay at a conference without a Med Form on file. Furthermore, please alert Jossie Dowling, the Youth Programs Manager, in advance if you or your Young Friend intends to arrive late or leave early from the conference.
All Conferences start at 7pm on Friday and end at the rise of Meeting for Worship on Sunday.