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So How Do I Join?

You simply register for a conference (AKA con)! When registration is open, the links are live below. If you would like an email notification, sign up here. Make sure to check the Young Friends and/or the Junior Young Friends box(es)!

For more detailed information about Young Friends, please check out the "Conferences: Who, What, Why" page on the Young Friends' managed website here!

For more detailed information about Junior Young Friends check out the link below titled "Junior Young Friends Information".

How can you support BYM's Youth Programs?

Youth Programs Events Calendar For 2021-2022

*All Young Friends in-person Conferences start at 7pm Friday and end the the rise of Meeting for Worship on Sunday*

*All Junior Young Friends in-person Conferences start at 11am and end the the rise of Meeting for Worship on Sunday*

In the continued wake of a Covid-19, the Youth Programs of Baltimore Yearly Meeting is consistently shifting gears to address risk management for our in-person gatherings. Our conferences are 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 love and support in these trying times.

In consideration of this, we will be discussing the current state of our local areas and the risk management steps we can take before every con to determine if the next will still be in-person. We will keep the calendar up-to-date if we shift away from in-person cons. Thank you for your understanding.

JYF Con

Saturday, November 6, 2021
11:00 am8:00 pm
4500 Kensington Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
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JYFs stand by the new BYM Office sign

Join us for Junior Young Friends(JYF) Con at Richmond Friends Meeting (covid permitting)!
Below is the link to BYM's Youth Programs webpage.
Please explore them for more information!

Friendly Adult Presence Training

Saturday, November 20, 2021
3:00 pm5:00 pm
Zoom. The link will be sent to those who register.
YF NBC gathers for a photo

Join us for a 2 hour zoom training on how to be a Friendly Adult Presence for Junior Young Friends and Young Friends!
Our focus will be on program logistics, expectations for our various programs, and going over the Youth Safety Policy and how it applies to our Youth Programs.

YF November Con

Friday, November 26, 20217:00 pmSunday, November 28, 202112:00 pm
1104 Forest St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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YFs sit in a circle at the BYM Office's backyard playing games

Join us for Young Friends(YF) Con at Charlottesville Friends Meeting!
Below are links to the BYM Youth Programs website and the YF run website for more information.

YF's NBC Con

Friday, January 14, 20227:00 pmSunday, January 16, 202212:00 pm
611 E Prospect Ave
State College, PA 16801
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4 YFs sit atop a bus looking and pointing in 4 different directions

YF's Nuts and Bolts Committee meets to talk over the year and get trained on implicit bias and leadership styles at Friends Meeting-State College.

JYF Con

Saturday, January 29, 202211:00 amSunday, January 30, 202212:00 pm
TBA
JYFs stand by the new BYM Office sign

Join us for Junior Young Friends(JYF) Con!
Below is the link to BYM's Youth Programs webpage.
Please explore them for more information!

YF Love Con

Friday, February 18, 20227:00 pmSunday, February 20, 202212:00 pm
5116 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21210
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YFs sit in a circle at the BYM Office's backyard playing games

Join us for Young Friends(YF) Con at Stony Run Friends Meeting!
Below are links to the BYM Youth Programs website and the YF run website for more information.

JYF Con

Saturday, March 12, 202211:00 amSunday, March 13, 202212:00 pm
3107 N. Charles Street 21218
Baltimore, MD 21218
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JYFs stand by the new BYM Office sign

Join us for Junior Young Friends(JYF) Con at Homewood Friends Meeting!
Below is the link to BYM's Youth Programs webpage.
Please explore them for more information!
Location and structure subject to change.

YF Work Con

Friday, April 1, 20227:00 pmSunday, April 3, 202212:00 pm
604 Hopewell Road
Clear Brook, VA 22624
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YFs sit in a circle at the BYM Office's backyard playing games

Join us for Young Friends(YF) Con!
Below are links to the BYM Youth Programs website and the YF run website for more information.

JYF Grad Con

Friday, April 29, 20227:00 pmSunday, May 1, 202212:00 pm
TBA
JYFs stand by the new BYM Office sign

Join us for Junior Young Friends(JYF) Con!
Below is the link to BYM's Youth Programs webpage.
Please explore them for more information!

YF Grad Con

Friday, May 27, 20227:00 pmSunday, May 29, 202212:00 pm
18204 Lincoln Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132
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YFs sit in a circle at the BYM Office's backyard playing games

Join us for Young Friends(YF) Con at Goose Creek Friends Meeting!
Below are links to the BYM Youth Programs website and the YF run website for more information.

testimonials

“My daughter always comes back with a renewed sense of self and peace.” – YF Parent

“the creation of a community with a spiritual focus… helps keep young people coming to  Meeting in the weeks between conferences.” – JYF Parent

“When I came to JYF in 7th grade it changed my life.” –Young Friend

“The Young Friends seem to bless our Meeting with their presence. We love that our Meeting House is used for more than one morning per week!”- Host Meeting House

“My daughter’s high school years would have been more difficult without the abilities she developed at con: a sense of independence, ability to express her feelings and convictions, sense of belonging.” – YF Parent

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