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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 their handbook linked in their section above!

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 at the rise of Meeting for Worship on Sunday.*

*The first 3 Junior Young Friends in-person Conferences start at 11am and end at the rise of Meeting for Worship on Sunday. JYF Grad con starts at 7pm Friday and ends at 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. We will keep the calendar up-to-date if we shift away from in-person cons. Thank you for your understanding.

Click here to see Young Friends current covid policy/procedure. 

YF Soptomber Con

Friday, October 7, 20227:00 pmSunday, October 9, 202211:30 am
YFs sit in a circle at the BYM Office's backyard playing games

Join us for Young Friends(YF) Con at Menallen Monthly Meeting!
Below is the link to the BYM Youth Programs webpage.

JYF Con

Saturday, November 5, 202211:00 amSunday, November 6, 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!
Location and structure subject to change.

YF November Con

Friday, November 25, 20227:00 pmSunday, November 27, 202212:00 pm
YFs sit in a circle at the BYM Office's backyard playing games

Join us for Young Friends(YF) Con at Annapolis Friends Meeting!
Below is the link to the BYM Youth Programs webpage.

YF's NBC Con

Friday, January 13, 20237:00 pmSunday, January 15, 202312:00 pm
4 YFs sit atop a bus looking and pointing in 4 different directions

YF's Nuts and Bolts Committee is trained in feedback structures and clearness committees.

JYF Con

Saturday, January 28, 202311:00 amSunday, January 29, 202312:00 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!
Location and structure subject to change.

YF February Con

Friday, February 17, 20237:00 pmSunday, February 19, 202312:00 pm
YFs sit in a circle at the BYM Office's backyard playing games

Join us for Young Friends(YF) Con at Homewood Friends Meeting!
Below is the link to the BYM Youth Programs webpage.

JYF Con

Saturday, March 25, 202311:00 amSunday, March 26, 202312:00 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!
Location and structure subject to change.

YF April Con

Friday, April 21, 20237:00 pmSunday, April 23, 202312:00 pm
YFs sit in a circle at the BYM Office's backyard playing games

Join us for Young Friends(YF) Con at Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting!
Below is the link to the BYM Youth Programs webpage.

JYF Grad Con

Friday, May 5, 20237:00 pmSunday, May 7, 202312:00 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 26, 20237:00 pmSunday, May 28, 202312:00 pm
YFs sit in a circle at the BYM Office's backyard playing games

Join us for Young Friends(YF) Con at Maury River Friends Meeting!
Below is the link to the BYM Youth Programs webpage.

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