Call to Junior Yearly Meeting 2014

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Dear Possible Junior Yearly Meeting Attenders,

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) 2014 is just around the corner and all of us from the JYM planning committee are interested in having you join us! While there is a general age limit (grades 9-12 are recommended), attendance is based primarily upon maturity level and self-readiness. So don’t hesitate to ask your parents, anyone on the JYM planning committee, or even other Quakers familiar with the program about registering for JYM, the Middle School program, or as a Young Adult Friend.

This summer, Pacific Yearly Meeting is taking place at Walker Creek Ranch from July 14 thru 19, so mark your calendars! JYM is an opportunity to build long-lasting friendships and a strong community with other teens as well as the Friendly Adult Presences (FAPs) who stay with us.

Should you have concerns about your parents not being able to attend and/or money issues chances are you may still be able to attend. There is a lot of financial aid available, as well as possible help from both your yearly and monthly meetings. If your parents are not planning on attending, don’t count yourself out! There are plenty of Quakers adults who would be happy to sponsor you for the duration of JYM. Ask an adult you trust or  someone from your Meeting who is attending and able to sponsor, or feel free to ask our JYM adult co-clerk, Sue Torrey, if you need help finding a sponsor.

Junior Yearly Meeting is a welcoming self-led community where we, along with the FAPs present, decide our own values and expectations; these accommodate both the parental concerns, as well was what we expect from one another. The week is filled with games, worship sharing, taking part in a service project, community night, transformative workshops, and a huge dance party!

If all this sounds something like you’d enjoy, don’t wait another second!

Here are all the links you need to register for this summer’s JYM.

Hope to see you there!

2014 JYM Planning Committee:

Co-Clerks: Alex Gillespie (San Diego), Hannah Mackinney (Strawberry Creek), Miriam Myers (San Francisco)

M&O Clerk: Natasha Herrera (Mexico City)

M&O: Maya Price (Berkeley FC), Jarod Rischpater (Palo Alto), David Shaw (Santa Monica)

For more information, contact the JYM Committee: